THIRSTY PASSENGERS. P. Knight, the general manager of the and Brighton Railway, says that, "with f affording increased comfort to passengers ig on this railway, the directors have that during the hot weather of the sum- autumn months a supply of fresh cold water shall be obtainable by passengers .in stations on their journey. As a com- ent, therefore, of this arrangement, the y's refreshment contractor at Lewes, a, and Three Bridges stations will have l train attendants, provided with a supply water, who will on the arrival of the trains, and on the application to them, it to any passenger in the train a glass of jer, at an authorised charge of Id. per The platform attendants will walk along- train, and, as may be required, hand the water to the passengers in the carriages. ers are required to return the empty glass btendants as quickly as possible."
CORRESPONDENCE. (We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.-ED.) A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING. To the Editor of the" LLangoUen Advertiser." Sir,-Ought not the nation to rejoice and be exceedingly glad ? Have we not escaped fearful dangers—horrible bloodshed, and very great loss of money ? Burying politics for a season, the hearts of many desire a thanksgiving-day and general holiday. As becometh a Christian nation, the earlier part might be spent in religious worship, the latter in festivities and rejoicings. Our present victory, thanks to our Almighty Preserver, has come without losses. Our most beloved and gracious queen, after rewarding the victors, would, if it be the nation's desire, conveyed through the members of parliament, set apart some day. I am sure every Englishman or Welshman throughout the country would vie with each other in loyally and enthusiastically celebrating such a national thanksgiving-day. Your obedient servant, GRATITUDE.
THE SMOKING NUISANCE IN RAILWAY CARRIAGES. To the Editor of the "Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-It is in the nature of some people to grumble; and I fear my travelling companion during a short tour of ten or twelve days through North Wales may place the writer in the same category from his frequent remonstrances with the "knights of the weed infesting the railway carriages. It is a marvel that the railway authorities do not forbid the noxious odour to be so indiscriminately puffed by many of those whom the Bishop of Manchester, the other day, so tersely and truthfully designated as "the foolish boys who wish to appear to be men," and by others old enough to know better than to indulge in their own selfish habit to the annoyance of half a dozen of their fellow-travellers! It is positively disgusting to thousands, and annoying to all except themselves, especially in these sultry days. Many, like myself, going away for purer air have, alas upon every stage to expostulate with two or three of this fraternity for as soon as the train starts you will hear the cracking of the match, then the disagree- able fusee at once fills the compartment, and lastly comes the nauseous stink from an old, old, question- able meerschaum! The writer can tolerate the idea of a man smoking a clean broseley or a cigar in the open air, or even with his glass at an inn, but cannot in the case of a man smoking in a railway carriage, especially if he does so without consulting the feelings of those present with him. Trusting that the railway officials will spare the public the annoyance now so common by confining the smokers to their own cars, I ask the insertion of my remarks in your paper. I am, sir, yours, &c., ONE THAT SMOKES. July 20fch, 1878.
WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 7s. Od. to 7s. 3d. per bushel; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, 3s. 9d. to 4s. 9d.; butter, Is. 4d. to Is. 5d. per 18 oz.; eggs 10 to 12 for a shilling fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; ducks. 4s. Od. to 5s. 6d. geese, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per lb.; potatoes, new, 10s. 0,1. to lis. Oi. per 120 lbs. MARKET DRAYTON, WE DNESDAY.—Wheat, 7s. Od. to 7s. 9d. per bushel of 75 lbs.; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per 38 quarts.; oats, 21s. Od. to 22s. 6d. per 225 lbs.
NEWTOWN, TUESDAy-Wheat, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; barley, Os. Od. to Oa. Od.; oats, 00s. Od. to 00s. Od. per bag; eggs, 00 to 13 for a shilling; butter Os. Od. to Is. 2d. per lb.; fowls, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per couple ducks, 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d. per couple; geese, Os. OJ. to Os. Od. each; potatoes, Od. to 2d. per lb.; beef, Od. to lid. per lb.; mutton, 9d. to lOd.: veal, 9d. to 10d.; lamb, Od. to 00d.; pork, Od. to Od.
DENBIGHSHIRE ASSIZES. Baron Bramwell arrived in Ruthin on lay from Beaumaris, and was received by gh Sheriff (Mr. James Goodrich) and the 'etinue. The trial of prisoners commenced aorning, there being three on a charge of and two on a charge of rape. In charging rand Jury, his Lordship said he had to Ltulate them as he had in other counties he light state of the calendar. At N ewtown ad one prisoner, Dolgelley two who were btedly not Welshmen; Carnarvon one er who was acquitted on the ground of y, at Beaumaris three prisoners all ted, and Denbighshire had four. Therefore, bhere were eleven prisoners in five counties, mallness of the number being a very iable occurrence, and much he rejoiced at STACKFIRING AT PONKEY. mas Davies, Edward Davies, and John ews were charged with feloniously setting ) a stack of hay belonging to William is, and the latter was charged with inciting nen to burn his stack with intent to defraud ottish Insurance Company. The cases were separately. Messrs. Ignatius Williams and lliarns, instructed by Mr. Lewis, Wrexham, uted, and the four prisoners were defended ?ssrs. Trevor Parkius and Alfred Coxon, ;ted by Mr. John Jones, Wrexham. Several en were objected to by the prosecution. mt Vaughan proved seeing two of the ers near the stack, hearing one whistle r afterwards and seeing the stack ablaze. ews, who was coming, rushed away, but aptured. Each of the prisoners made sions in which they admitted the offence, ng that Thomas, the owner, employed :o set it on fire, as he said he could not sell wanted to get the thing out of his sight." Ldge suggested that William Thomas should 3 called, but it must be distinctly understood o favour would be shown to him in conse- 3 of his evidence. This was told to witness, aid he understood all about it. He was worn, and totally denied all that had been )out his connection with the three prisoners. io said that the letter declining to ask for nsation was written the day after the men up before the magistrates. Mr. Parkins a woman to prove that Thomas sent a 5e to one of the three prisoners not to split. arkins then argued that the prisoners ought iischarged, as they merely acted as servants omas, and bad no guilty knowledge that was being committed by burning the stack. Williams, for the prosecution, urged the lat the men must be convicted, either on aund that they intended to injure Thomas- ing the stack, or, on the other hand, that sonsented to help Thomas to defraud the nee company by firing it.—The judge, ng the jury, said there was no doubt ews and Edward Davies were guilty of the stack, and if they believed Thomas 3 bought the paraffin to enable the others to he was accessory before the act, but the on was did they know that fiaud was con- ited? If no fraud was intended, and is did not want the stack burnt, why did ithdraw his claim from the Insurance any, why did he not press his charge to his character from the insinuations made e got the stack fired? The judge severely 3ed Thomas's evidence on Friday as most 3hing. The jury after being absent twenty es returned with the verdict of Guilty t the three men, stating in reply to the that they believed the crime was committed instigation of Thomas, the owner of the :or the purpose of fraud. Sentence was ed. cause against Thomas for .conspiring to Ld the insurance company was proceeded a fresh jury, at the request of Mr. Coxon, er's counsel, being empanelled for the se. To prove the guilt of Thomas, the prisoners previously convicted were called m the cells to give evidence, these singular istances causing great interest and some ion, particularly as they distinctly swore 'homas bribed them to fire the stack, but Iso swore that they knew nothing about lsurance. Thomas told them that the 1 were laughing at him because the hay was by rain. They were also to fire a Jour's straw to avoid suspicion. Numerous witnesses were examined.—Mr. Coxon ided that the evidence did not bring the within the meaning of the statute, which le offence must be unlawfully, maliciously, with intent to defraud. The point for lent was whether this was the case, and he tted that it had not been proved. Five imen gave the prisoner an excellent character. ct, "Not guilty" of intention to defraud isurance company. The judge said the was that he could not punish the other is they only helped Thomas to do what he led. The charge of conspiracy was there- ismissed, but the judge warned all four not it again, as it was a hazardous game.
IMPEACHMENT OF THE PREMIER. seting of Foreign Affairs Committees, g delegates from all parts of Yorkshire, d on Monday afternoon, at Keighley, te following resolution was unanimously —"That this conference petitions the of Commons to exhibit articles of rnent against Lord Beaconsfield for his ble connivance with Russia, by which, ion of the law of nations and faith of he is making Great Britain an accomplice issia, not only in her conspiracy for the l of the Ottoman empire, but also in the ofi s spoils amongst its perfidious allies." of impeachment were adopted, in which lared that Lord Beaconsfield has obtained of money from Parliament, under the ;tence of protecting the Ottoman empire issian aggression; that, under the same ;tence, he advised her Majesty to call out rve forces; that he has made a private nent with a power which he pretended to an enemy, a line of conduct which is irly insulting to France and that he has the Queen to conclude a convention for pation of Cyprus, which commits England ishonesty of sharing in the spoil of the ii empire.
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WELSH" GLEANINGS" FROM THE METROPOLIS. LONDON, TUESDAY. The oppressive and truly TROPICAL HEAT OF THE LAST DAYS has, in a London business-man's point of view, produced an unwelcome effect upon the residents of the West End-the aristocrats. It is this class that the warm weather first discomforts and they soon flee from the scorching and busy city to seek a more serene and calm region. This year is not in the least different from its precedents for the comparatively deserted state of Rotten Row and other such resorts, together with the gloomy appearance presented by some of the houses with their shutters up and blinds down, is a certain proof that the death knell of another London season has been sounded. Street musicians, and even the contented organ-grinders, finding their tips growing few and far between, also pack up and follow suit, so that by now the district to a certain degree is free of this class of the public. Treating of the West End reminds me of the compliment which that part pays to Welsh products. Here we have the Welsh mutton store; there the noted house for genuine home-made, digestive Welsh brown bread. Scattered in different directions are offices where may be obtained the Ruabon coal as supplied to the royal family, and yonder is the Welsh Flannel Warehouse. The worthy proprietor of the latter, Mr. R. O. Davies, some months ago, in issuing the season's circular, drew special attention to the Llangollen flannels, as "being by far the best makes." Llangollen ought to be proud of its flannel manufactories. Rarely, indeed, if ever before, has it been announced that a Welshman would preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, but by the Echo of Thursday it was stated that the following Sunday Mr. Spurgeon's pulpit (or rather, platform) would be occupied by one of the most eloquent of Welsh preachers, the Rev. E. Herber Evans, Carnarvon. Embracing the opportunity, I proceeded thither towards evening, and as early as 5 30 found crowds awaiting the opening of the gates. Ticket- holders and a limited number who contributed towards the institutions connected with the chapel were admitted at six. Twenty minutes later the doors were thrown open to the general public, and the streams of persons that flowed in from every direction soon filled the building. Mr. Evans entered at 6 30, and gave up a fervent prayer, then a hymn, and followed that with reading John xi. After another hymn, he again petitioned God for his presence and blessing. Directly he commences, one is struck with the contrast between his voice and person. Having a well-built frame, heavy gait and powerful appearance, his voice, is not such as one would expect-an equally powerful and hard bass, but a sweet and clear baritone, yet not feeble but audible in every part of the great edifice. The well-known tune Stand up, stand up, for Jesus," having been given, the text is taken from Isaiah ii. 13. The introduction is proceeded with rather awkwardly—clearly proving his descent, and exposing the fact that he is not much accustomed to discourse in that tongue. Ah, but that lasts not long. The speaker warms. He forgets himself His Welsh hwyl bursts forth in streams of eloquence, his oratorial powers captivate his hearers, and the multitude is entirely at his will! That moment they are in high glee, his imaginary flight having transferred them to some beautiful region now their faces are covered with hand- kerchiefs, his low pathetic tone having melted their hearts; and that moment his ready wit excites a laugh. When at the warmest points, he is I singing—a manner of delivery peculiar to the Welsh. Although his sermon is longer than those of the pastor, yet the people remain nearly motionless till he invites them at the close to pray, and, after singing, they are dismissed very agreeably impressed with the pulpit abilities of one of the most eloquent of Welsh preachers." It was said that there was a tolerably good attendance in the morning, while in the evening every available seat in the Tabernacle, which is capable of holding 5,500 was occupied, and some had to stand.
THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFE-BOAT INSTITUTION. This institution has now 268 life-boats under its charge, and no lesss than 1,363 lives have been saved during the past 18 months from ship- wrecks on our coasts, mainly through its instru- mentality-thus a large and permanent annual income is indispensable to enable the society to maintain its great life-saving fleet in a state of thorough efficiency.
BICYCLISTS AND THE HIGHWAYS. A deputaton of representatives of bicycle clubs and manufacturers on Wednesday had an inter- view with the President of the Local Government Board, to ask that bicycles should be made as free on the highways as carriages, under the Highway Act now passing through Parliament. In reply, the president said that he would insert a by-law that would be satisfactory to bicyclists.
WHEAT HARVESTING. Dr. D. G. F. Macdonald writes to the Echo:- As harvest is near, permit me to remind farmers that wheat loses much in quantity and quality when too ripe that it should be cut the moment the stem changes colour, and whenever the grain, on pressing between finger and thumb, no longer 1!1 9 gives out a milky juice. When it is in blossom, and the grain in the ear fully formed, it should be watched closely; and as soon as the straw changes to a yeliow hue, and the seeds are in the condition I have stated, it should be reaped as speedily as possible. Not only will the grain be finer, but the straw will be better fodder, and the increase of flour, in many cases, as much as ten per cent. I have found in my own experience that the raw-cut crop brought as much as £1 12s. 6d. an acre more produce. The reason is that as the sugar in the green plant becomes changed into the starch of the grain, so, if permitted to get full ripe, another change takes place, the starch being gradually converted into woody fibre. Besides these advantages stated, the farmer is not exposed to loss by the grain being shaken out of the ear during cutting, stacking, and carrying home. Experience will guide the intelligent farmer; but thousands of acres are occupied by retired tradesmen, who know nothing whatever of practical agriculture, and the loss through ignorance and heedlessness of the breadstuff of this country is very serious indeed, a large percentage being lost annually."
FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. The Mark-lane Express says—■" The crops have been ripening rapidly under the brilliant summer sunshine. A continuance of such weather will go far to repair the injury caused by the prolonged floods ill May. Wheat cutting may be expected to commence next week in early districts, provided the weather is seasonable, with a fair remunerative yield. Barleys do not promise well, the fields presenting a bleached and unhealthy appearance. Agricultural reports from Scotland are couched in the most satisfactory terms, barley and oats having vastly improved, while turnips appear to have thriven on even the poorest soils. Potatoes, too, are generally good, except in Ireland, where disease has made sad inroads on what promised to be a heavy crop. In short, a week of true summer weather has exercised a most beneficial effect upon the condition of all crops still, as far as cereals are concerned, there appears good reason to doubt whether the yield on threshing will reveal more than an average weight of grain, although the prospect of a fair outcome can scarcely be gainsaid. As usual at this season of the year, with the harvest close upon us, the country markets, and Mark-lane also, have been scantily supplied."
THE SCARCITY OF SMALL CHANGE. Notwithstanding the clergyman who wrote to The Times the other day that he saw no trace of scarcity of small silver coins, for his collection- boxes were full of them, every now and again the want of change makes itself felt as a practical grievance which,though not of a serious character, is often irksome. About a fortnight ago the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in answer to one of the customary applications on the subject, explained that there was no lack of small silver. The Mint goes on coining shillings, sixpences,and fourpenny and threepenny pieces; but unhappily when coined they remain within its precincts. Sir Stafford Northcote suggested that pressure should be brought to bear on the Bank of England to induce it to issue small silver, and people who keep bank accounts may no doubt originate this pressure through their bankers. But the masses in this happy England do not keep bank accounts yet, and have no influence with bankers. It is certain that nowadays a great deal more small change is needed than in former generations. In the olden times the demands of eating-houses, luncheon. bars, ommbuses, railways, newspapers, and postages were unknown. A hundred years ago, when bank accounts were the luxury of a very small minority indeed, old stock- ings were well lined with silver, gold being seldom seen. Nowadays, however, few persona in cash- ing a cheque ask for more than twenty shillings in silver, on account of its bulk and weight, and the rest is taken in gold and notes. ^Whenever the limited supply of the less precious metal is exhausted the nuisance begins of changing the gold and notes, the silver coins meanwhile lying unemployed in abundance at the Mint. The consequence is the amount of fractional currency in actual circulation is much too small for the wants of the people. Last year not a sovereign was coined in England, and only £1,098,741 in half-sovereigns. Now the Mint is, we under- stand, authorised to coin gold "nobles" of the value of 6s. 8d., and gold crowns" of the value of 5s. Were such coins put in circulation the existing grievance would be obviated. It is the fault of the Bank of England that they are not; for the Old Lady of Threadneedle-street is prac- tically the only customer in respect of gold which the Mint has. Were she to call for an issue of gold crown-pieces—the silver crowns are too bulky-the annoyance and trouble now so largely experienced would be done away with. There were no copper coins in England till 1665— people meeting the every-day demands by splitting the smaller silver coins, and by the use of tallies. Even now there do not seem to be enough to supply the penny-newspaper demand, for we have to rely upon France to make up the deficiency. -The World.
AMERICAN HUMOUR. A Minnesota girl has been serving on a rail- road as a brakesman in male attire. She gave a civil answer to the questions of a passenger, when her sex was at once suspected. New Jersey has a millionaire barber. He never spoke except to whisper "Next." He had been known to tell a man that his hair did not need to be cut. Mark Twain says None but the brave deserve the fair," and none but the brave can live with some of them. Watercresses are very fashionable to' wear on bonnets in New York. They are made into wreaths. When will potatoes and water-melons have a turn. A New York physician has made the discovery that not one person in three has legs of equal length, and that the number of left legs longer than they need be is nearly double that of the right." A New York lady was asked to join one of the divisions of the Daughters of Temperance. She replied, "This is unnecessary, as it is my intention to join one of the sons in the course of a few weeks."
ANCIENT EGYPT.—Materials for an account of ancient Egypt are extremely few, and for an historic sketch almost as scanty. The Bible furnishes by far the greatest number of serviceable links in the chain, but these are not very many, not enough to dispense with further information. Such further information has been obtained by means of traditions, by the records of other nations upon which the Egyptians set their mark, and by the histories engraven in hieroglyphics upon the walls and statues of the Egyptian palaces and tombs. These hieroglyphics have, by dint of long and industrious perseverance, been so far deciphered, that if no grammar has been educible from them, it has yet been possible to frame a system of interpretation applicable to hieroglyphics generally, and so to read those sermons in stones, which the ancient Egyptians carved for the instruction of those that should come after. By this assistance it has been possible to decide upon the locus in quo of many an historical event, battle, victory, change of dynasty, manners and customs, mode of government, the rise and fall of priests and kings; and the advent of national blessings and calamities are thus chronicled. Prominent facts stand out in relief against the blank wall of past time, and serve as°marks by which to trace the march of the people from their origin to their historical grave. It is proposed in this sketch to make available some of the infor- mation derived from the Biblical and other sources mentioned, and to present in the form of a sketch the rough historical outlines of one of the most remarkable people upon the face of the earth.—From I Cassell's Popular Educator" for July. WAYS OF WASHING THE FACE.—There are several wrong ways of washing the face, and but one right. Towel, flannel, sponge are all out of place where the face is concerned. The hands only should be used. Doctor Wilson's directions are: Fill your basin about two-thirds-full with fresh water; dip your face in the water, and then your hands^ Soap the hands well, and pass the soaped hands with gentle friction over the whole face. Having performed this part of the opera- tion thoroughly, dip the face in the water a second time, and rinse it completely; you may add very muth to the luxury of the latter part of the operation by having a second basin ready with fresh water to perform a final rinse." But the care of theScomplexion requires that not only the face, but the whole body shall be daily subjected to the bath. The sponge-bath is, perhaps, the best, and the temperature of the water must be regulated by the sensations of the bather, and by the season of the year. No one can deny the charm of clear, soft colour in the cheeks and lips, and it must be an incorrigible complexion indeed that will not yield to the measures that I have recommended. — From Cassell's Magazine" for July. BURIED CITIES OF THE DESERT OF GOBI.-From recent researches made on the borders of the great Desert of Gobi, in Central Asia, it appears that cities of importance once occupied the pl&co now" covered by barren wastes of sand. The desert sands swept onward and onward, till, as in Egypt, everything disappeared beneath their ever-increasing accumulation. The inhabitants of the cities fled before the resistless invader, and now, after many centuries have elapsed, our explorers are discovering the ruins of past glories -gold and silver ornaments, coins, glass, china, pottery, copper, vases, and other treasures, which show that not only people inhabited these cities, but that they were nations not unacquainted with the arts. In some cases it would seem that the inhabitants failed to escape in time for their skeletons have been found in unearthed houses, with their apparel and furniture intact and uninjured. The dunes formed by the drifting sand are in places more than one hundred feet in height; and the sands are still moving onward to make fresh conquests.—From Little Folks Magazine for July.
PARLIAMENT. Lord Beaconsfield, in laying upon the table of the House of Lords, on Thursday, the 18th, the text of the treaty of Berlin, made a statement as to the Eastern policy of the Government. He said the San Stefano treaty was looked upon with much distrust and alarm by her Majesty's Ministers, who believed it to be calculated to bring about a state of affairs dangerous to European independence and injurious to the interests of the British Empire. The contention of the Government now is, he said, that it can show that in the exchanges and modifications which have been made in that treaty by the Congress at Berlin and by the Anglo-Turkish convention, the menace to the independence of Europe has been removed, and the threatened injury to the British Empire has been terminated. Earl Granville criticised at some length the statement of the Premier. Lord Derby, in also criticising the statement of Lord Beaconsfield, said that when he quitted the Cabinet he did so on account of the decision then arrived at that it was necessary to secure a naval station in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean. In the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer informed Mr. Otway that the matter of the Russian indemnity would be found fully explained in the protocols. It was officially stated that the War Secretary would make a statement on Monday with respect to the dismissal of the reserve forces. Replying to Lord R. Montague, the First Lord of the Admiralty admitted that there was some found- ation for the rumoured seizure of one boat's crew, and the firing of another, off Gallipoli by the Russians, but the details were inaccurate: Admiral Hornby would report on the matter. In answer to Sir W. Lawson, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said it was not his intention to make any statement at present with respect to the proceedings of the Congress at Berlin. The report of the resolution authorising the payment of salaries, allowances, and compensations under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bill, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, was agreed to. A protracted discussion ensued on the clauses. In the House of Lords, on Friday, after some further conversation on the subject of Cyprus, initiated by questions of Earl Granville to the Government, the Roads and Bridges (Scotland) Bill was read a second time. A motion to refer the bill to a select committee was rejected. The Charitable Trusts Bill passed through committee. In the House of Commons, the Marquis of Hartington gave notice that on an early day he would move a resolution expressing regret that the claims of the Greeks had not been more favourably received by the Congress, affirming that the military liability of this country had been unnecessarily extended, and that heavy res- ponsibility had been incurred by the state without adequate means of fulfilling it, and complaining that such engagements had been entered into without the consent of Parliament. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Dr. Kenealy gave notice of an amendment to the Marquis of Hartington's resolution, affirming that the house was satisfied with the arrangement made by her Majesty's plenipotentiaries, and condemning counter agitation; and Mr. D. Plunket gave notice that he would move an address to the Crown expressing satisfaction at the results of the Congress. In reply to the Marquis of Hartington, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer fixed Monday next for the discussion of his lordship's motion. Colonel Stanley stated the conditions of the disbanding of the reserves, and hoped the house would regard them as sufficiently liberal. Numerous questions were put and answered having reference to Cyprus, the Anglo-Turkish convention, and other Eastern matters. The house again went into committee on the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bill.
BATHING FATALITY AT MORTON. An inquiry was held at the Sycamore Inn, on Saturday, July 20th, before Mr. Blackburne, coroner, concerning the death of Thomas Drury, nine years of age, who was drowned whilst bathing in the canal on the previous day. Thomas Powell, eleven years old, said he was acquainted with the deceased. At half-past four on Friday afternoon they went to bathe in the canal. They had been in the same place before. Drury went in the water first and was followed by witness. Deceased soon afterwards got in the middle of the canal and was out of his depth. Witness kept to the side and shouted for help. Deceased came to the surface three times. Powell stayed until Thomas Lea came, which was in about five minutes, and got Drury out of the water. Thomas Lea, Crickheath, said he lived at the canal side. Hearing some one shout he went up the canal, and Powell showed him where the deceased had got in. Witness went into the water, which was up to his neck, and pulled Drury out, who was quite dead. The water would be about five feet in depth. The boys were in the habit of bathing in the canal. The jury returned a verdict that "deceased was accidentally drowned whilst bathing in the canal." Great sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents, who are much respected in the neighbourhood.
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THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE CORWEN COUNTY COURT. To the Editor of the" LLangoLLen Advertiser." Sir,-I noticed in your last issue a report of the above, in which there appears an account of the trial of Hughes v. Rees. Your space would forbid my going over the details, but let it suffice to state that it was an action brought by a Birmingham journalist (a well-to-do person) against a working man at Glynceiriog, having reference to the alleged debts of the latter in connection with the illness of his wife, who was also the plaintiff's sister. The judge gave a verdict for the plaintiff, and spoke in strong terms of condemnation of the defendant, saying that his conduct was disgraceful, and, according to the Wrexham Advertiser, added that he could scarcely keep his temper over it. But, Mr. Editor, it puzzles me, if I have rightly understood the report, why the judge's sympathies should be all on one side. If I understand it rightly, the plaintiff charged the defendant for his own and sister's railway fares, and, further, ordered six bottles of brandy, from the New Inn, without the consent of defendant, who was made to pay after all. QUERY.
THE GLYN COUNTY COURT CASE. To the Editor of th$"Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-Your correspondent, Somebody," who writes in reference to the above case, asks if your reporter can prove certain statements. Now, as it is the reporter's business merely to give the particulars of what may be said on both sides in such cases, it savours very much of Yankeeism to write in such a strain as "Somebody" does. The report was as accurate a statement as possible of what was said by the plaintiff and, as for the defendant, he had nothing more to say than that he did not order such and such things. When the plaintiff was questioned about the £ 3 10s., he said it was not defendant's money at all, but had been subscribed by Major and Mrs. Butler and other neighbours. And as for the brandy, plaintiff said (and I confine myself to what was said before the judge) that some of it was drunk and wasted by defendant's mother, and the rest had to be kept under lock and key, otherwise the dying woman would have been deprived of it." Of course, several other matters were referred to that were not embodied in the report; but nothing of any advantage to the defendant, nor of public interest. I might add, however, that an application was made for a new trial, and refused by the court. The ground of the application was something similar to what Some- body sets forth in his letter, viz., that the defendant has "a great many sympathisers" at Glynceiriog; but the plaintiff maintained that public feeling in the neighbourhood was quite the other way, and the "great many sympathisers" were something like the three tailors of Tooley-street, merely com- prising the tal rag and bobtail of defendant's pals. The report in the Llangollen Advertiser is substan- tially the same as what appeared in other papers, only that your report was fuller and, as I maintain, more accurate. YOUR REPORTER.
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ARRIVAL OF JOHN B. GOUGH.—This well-known temperance advocate was a passenger by the steamer Scythia, which arrived on Saturday. It was intended on the part of the temperance party in Liverpool to give him a public reception, but at his own request this was not carried out. Mr. Gough leaves England for Switzerland at once, returning in September, when he will lecture in Spurgeon's Tabernacle, London, on Sept. 24th Town Hall, Birmingham, Sept. 2oth 5 and Hengler's Cirque, Liverpool, Sept. 26th. We understand that on Monday last Mr. Gough gave a lecture on "Peculiar People" on board the Scythia, when Y.60 was collected for the Seamen's Orphanage.
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LATEST TELEGRAMS. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] L LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. Consols are one-sixteenth lower, and the Bank rate is unaltered.
ACCIDENT TO A SCHOOL EXCURSION TRAIN IN YORKSHIRE. Some waggons of a ballast train which was going up the incline at Beccles, this morning, became uncoupled, ran back into the station, and struck an excursion train filled with school children which was standing at the platform. Many of them were cut about the head, and otherwise injured, but none, it is hoped, seriously.
THE CITY LIBERAL CLUB MEETING. Earl Granville presided, to-day, at the annual meeting of the City Liberal Club, being supported by several of the leading members of the party. The proceedings were private.
THE MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SA.TURDA. Yo-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 10 £ Pork-ditto. 0 7 to 0 8 Lamb (per lb.) 0 9 to 0 10J Rabbits ditto 0 8 to 1 0 Fowls (per couple) 3 6 to 4 0 Ducks ditto 5 0 to 5 6 Soles (per lb.) 1 0 to 1 2 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 4 Salmon ditto 1 5 to 1 6 Mackerel (each) 0 0 to 0 6 New Potatoes (per lb.) 0 1 to 0 li Cherries (per lb.) 0 10 to 1 0 Gooseberries (per qt.) 0 0 to 0 4 Strawberries ditto 0 0 to 0 8 Plums ditto 0 0 to 1 0 Butter (per lb.) 1 4 to 1 5 Eggs 12 to 13 for 1 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 3
LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. A fair trade was again done in wheat, without change in prices. Flour closed upon a rather better demand, at late rates. Beans and peas unchanged. Indian corn taken to a fair extent, at 22s. 9d. per quarter.
OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 7s, Od. to 7s. 6d.; red wheat, 9s. 9d. to 7s. 3d.; barley, 6s. 3d to 7s. Od.; 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.
ELLESMERE, TUESDAY.—Wheat, 7s. Od. to 7s. 6d.;barley,Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d.; eggs, 00 to 12 for a shilling; butter, 0;. Od. to Is. lOd. per dish of 24 oz. ducks, 4s. 6d. to 6s. 6d. per couple; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 5s. 6d.; geese, Od. to OOd. per lb.; potatoes, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per bushel.
SHREWSBURY, TUESDAY.—White wheat, per 75 tbs., 7s. Od. to 7s. 4d.; red wheat, 6s. Sd. to 6s. lOd. oats, per 225 lbs., 22s. Od. to 23s. 6d.; beans, per 225 lbs., 20s. Od. to 21s. 6d.; malt, per imperial bushel, 9s. Od. to 9s. 6d.
Births, Marriages, & Deaths. BIRTHS. July 24th, the wife of Mr. Ellis Roberts, Rock-row, Corwen, of a daughter. July 19th, at 10, Market-street, Carnarvon, the wife of N. O. Jones, cashier, Old Bank, of a son. July 18th, the wife of Mr. David Davies, 47, Beacon's Hill, Denbigh, of a son. MARRIAGES. July 24th, at the Parish Church, Llangollen, by the Rev. R. Bowcott, Mr. Ed. Evan Williams, to Miss Sarah Jones, both of Creignant, Glynceiriog. July 20th, at St. George's, Hanover-square, London, by the Rev. W. A. Moberley, Philip E. Morris, A.R.A., to Kate, widow of the late Peter B. Serjeantson, Esq. July 12th, at Maengwyn Chapel, Machynlleth, by the Rev. J. F. Jones, Mr. Hugh Davies, Rhianfa, Corris, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Meredith, Penrhyn Dovey, Machynlleth. July 13th, at the Parish Church, Bettws Gwerfil Goch, by the Rev. W. Jones, Mr. John Vaughan Evans, Ty-ceryg, Derwen, to Miss Margaret Price, eldest daughter of Mr. G. Price, Bettws. DEATHS. July 19th, aged 67, Mr. William Jones, labourer, Castle-square, late Church-street, Llangollen. July 19th, aged 25 years, at 12, Derby-terrace, Man- chester, Mr. Robert Owens, son of Mr. Cadwaladr Owens, Canal-side, Llangollen. July 22nd, aged 52 years, at 26, Lark-lane, Liverpool, Mr. Thomas Davies, late at Mrs. Elizabeth Jones's, Princess-street, Llangollen. July 21st, after a long illness patiently endured, aged 73, Ellinor, wife of Mr. Edward Davies, late coal merchant, Corwen. She was a member with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists for upwards of 30 years. July 23rd, after a very short illness, aged 79, Mr. John Davies, saddler, Corwen. June 30th, aged 79, the Rev. Morris Roberts, Remsen, America. Deceased, we believe, was a native of Llangollen. July 16th, aged 28, at the residence of her father, Mr. Evan Evans, Black Lion Inn, Llanfair-Caereinion, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Evan Davies, schoolmaster, late of Llanfyllin. July 14th, aged 52, Mr. George Charles Griffiths, formerly proprietor of the Wrexham Telegraph. July 13th, aged 74, at her residence, Queen-street, Wrexham, Miss Essex Griffith, yougest sister of the late Dr. Griffith. July 17th, after a lingering illness, which he bore with Christian resignation, in his 59th year, John Jones, Esq., surgeon, Dolyddelen, and brother to Mr. R. Isaac Jones (Alltud Eifion), Tremadoc. His loss in that district will be universally regretted after a practice of 30 years. July 16th, at Lion-street Vaults, Dolgelley, Thomas Thompson, innkeeper. July 17th, aged 45, Mr. Evan Williams, Old Castle. July 14th, aged 50, at Vron, Dolgelley, W. R. Williams, C.E., chairman of the Dolgelley School Board.
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