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LOCAL & DISTRICT NEWS. LLANGOLLEN. RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND PREACHERS FOR NEXT SUNDAY.—At the Parish Church, Matins at 10 30 a.m., Litany and children's service at 3 15 p.m., and Evensong at 6 p.m.; and at St. John's (Welsh) Church (Abbey-road), sermons at 10 30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; clergymen, Rev. E. R. James, B.D., vicar, the Rev. R. Bowcott, B.A., and Rev. LI. Williams, M.A., curates.—English Baptist Chapel (Penybryn) sermons at 10 30 a.m., by the Rev. W. Crawford, of America; evening at 6 o'clock, by the Rev. R. Ellis, Ll.D., pastor.-English Wesleyan Chapel (Market-street): sermons at 11 15 a.m. and 6 p.m., by the Rev. R. Williams, W rexharn.- Welsh Wesleyan Chapel: Mr. R. Jones, Cefn, will preach at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.—Congregational Chapel (Church- street) sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., by the Rev. W. Griffiths, Criccieth.—Welsh Baptist Chapel: the Rev. B. Evans, Rhuddlan, will preach at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m.-Calvinistic Methodist Chapel: sermons at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., by the Rev. D. C. Davies, London.— Penllyn Mission Room: the Rev. John Jones, Gyffylliog, will preach at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. SMOKING BY VOLUNTEERS.—The following circular has been sent to all the officers com- manding regiments of volunteers in the northern division :—"Assistant Quartermaster-General's Office, York, September 27th, 1880.-The Lieut. General Commanding has noticed with regret instances on the part of volunteers of the improper and unsoldierlike habit of smoking in the street when under arms, when proceeding to the places of assembly of their regiments, and also when walking in uniform. He trusts that commanding officers will endeavour to put a stop to this practice, and point out to those under their command that they should conform to the regulations applicable to the regular troops, which forbid smoking in the streets—Queen's regulations, section vi., par. 37. By order. (Signed) R. R. GILLESPIE, Assistant Quarter- master-General. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL.—We would call the attention of our English friends to the fact that on Sunday morning next the Rev. W. Crawford is to preach at the above chapel. The rev. gentleman is a most eminent Congregational minister, who is on a visit from the United States of America. HARVEST HOME.—Harvest-home thanksgiving services were held in all the public places of worship of the town, yesterday (Thursday). REVISION COURT.—On Tuesday, Mr. A. Coxan held a court at Llangollen. Mr. Evan Morris and Mr. Richards, junr., Llangollen, appeared for the Conservatives, and Mr. Mitchell, of Oswestry, for the Radicals. The Conservatives made a large number of objections, which were nearly all successful. A great difficulty arose in deciding as to many objections owing to the value of property being objected to by the Conservatives, and the rateable value as described in the rate-book supporting the objections taken. Many of the parties whose votes were objected to were called to prove that the value of the property was in most cases 100 per cent. more than the rateable value. The Barrister pointed out that it was the duty of the overseers to bring this fact before the notice of the Assessment Committee, as it did not appear right that a man should come into this court and make his property more valuable than he did when he went before the Assessment Committee, and endea- voured to get it rated as low as possible. The result of the revision showed a considerable Conservative gain. WORTH KNOWING.-( By Mrs. S. Phillis Atkinson.) -The greatest truths, and the greatest curatives, are the most simple. Recently at Llangollen, my little son, to his intense joy, caught a fugitive mouse, and, afraid of being bitten, he seized an empty bottle and imprisoned him. There happened to be a few drops of cognac therein, which stupified the mouse. This distressed my son, who, with myself, was sorry to see its evident suffering, though unconscious. He took it from the bottle, but air did it no good; it was intoxi- cated. Close by was a bottle of carbonate of soda; and. as an experiment, I moistened a little and dropped it into little Mousey's mouth; instantly it shivered. I gave it more, and put some over its coat, which was affected also, and, in a few minutes, to our delight, it ran off, and we had difficulty in catching it, when we put it into a field. This proves the power of carbonate of soda in cases of alcoholic excess. THE WEATHER.—" Chill October," so graphi- cally depicted on canvas, has made its presence felt in a way which offers an extraordinary contrast to the corresponding month in 1879. That was one of the driest upon record, and those whose holidays had been late were compensated for the shortened days by fine weather. In this district, however, the weather for the past fortnight has been somewhat dry, and warm at times, but within the last two or three days has become cold and freezing. A higher barometer, a calm atmosphere, and little wind-such were the characteristics of October last year. Now, however, the meteoro- logical records have had a different story to tell. Violent storms, heavy rains, and disastrous floods have been the order of the day in some parts of England—the latter converting rivulets into rushing torrents, turning meadows into lakes, and giving the valleys all the appearance of inland seas. Such have been the chronicles which have filled the newspapers during the early days of October in this year. Tne rain-laden gales from the Atlantic, whilst working destruction and causing loss of life upon our coasts, have changed the face of nature far inland from the shore, and stripping the forest trees of their foliage, have scattered the withered leaves in thousands upon the ground, as a testimony that the place which they filled in the economy of Nature knows them no more, that their brief day is past, and their work is done. HOSPITAL SUNDAY. Amount already ac- knowledged, 146 2s. 6Jd. Furthe'r receipts-is. 2 9d., Wesleyan Chapel, Pentredwr, per Mr. Edward Parry 8s. 7^-d., Calvinistic Methodists, 2 Nantyr, per Mr. Humphrey Williams. FOOTBALL.—It is gratifying to learn that every effort is being made by the members of the Llangollen Club (which will be known henceforth as the Berwyn Rangers Football Club) to make themselves efficient, and we ..have no doubt that with regular practice they will soon place the club on a par with any in Wales. The Berwyn Rangers will play the first cup tie this season against the Druids, at Ruabon, on Saturday, Nov. 20th. The following is a complete list of their matches:— Oct. 30th, v. Chirk, at Chirk. Nov. 6th, v. St. Oswald, at Llangollen. „ 13th, v. Grosvenor, at Llangollen. „ 20th, v. Druids, at Ruabon. „ 27th, v. Gwersyllt, at Llangollen. Dec. 4th, v. St. Oswald, at Oswestry. 11th, v. Wrexham, at Llangollen. „ 18th, v Druids (2nd), at Ruabon. 25th, v. Corwen, at Corwen. Jan. 1st, v. Wrexham, at Wrexham. 7th, v. Chirk, at Llangollen. „ 15th, v. Gwersyllt, at Gwersyllt. 22nd, v. Grosvenor, at Wrexham. Feb. 26th, v. Oswestry, at Llangolion. March 5th, v. D,uids (2nd), at Llangollen. PIGEON SHOOTING MATCH FOR £50.-0n Friday last this vale was visited by a good gathering of sportsmen from various parts, who had been induced to pass the day at this popular spot in response to an advertisement that match at pigeons, between two gentlemen, for MO a-side, and several sweepstakes, would take place. The contestants in the match were Messrs. Roberts (Liverpool), and Caddel (Chatham), and they shot at five birds each, the conditions being in accordance with the rules of the London Gun Club. There was but little speculation, and the result was in favour of Mr. Roberts by one bird. After the match a sweepstakes of 10s. each was shot for, the winner being Mr. Attwell; Mr. Woods second. Another small sweep was commenced, but scarcity of birds prevented its completion. We may remark that the birds supplied were not of the best sort. The proceedings were promoted by Mr. Davies host of the Bridge End Hotel, Llangollen, and it is to be hoped that his next venture will prove more satisfactory to his patrons. 1 The facilities for sport, coupled with the lively scenery, should certainly induce many crack shots to accept Mr. Davies's next invitation. In the evening, a goodly number sat to partake of a rich feast in the shape of a dinner, prepared by Mr. Davies at the hotel, which was thoroughly appreciated by the guests, and a happy evening was spent. 0 THE LLANGOLLEN TONIC SOL-FA SOCIETY.- W e are glad to find that our local choir, not at all discomfited by their defeat at Carnarvon, are again bestirring themselves in earnest to follow up the good work which they have set for themselves to perform. In response to a hearty invitation from Adwy'r Clawdd, Wrexham, the choir have agreed to hold a concert at that place on the 8th of next month, and the rehearsals up to that date will be devoted to a thorough preparation for, that event. A hundred copies "of Handel's grand oratorio "The Messiah" have also just been procured for the use of the members, with a view of preparing for the performances of that great work in Llangollen at as early a date as possible. In addition to this, the choir have also decided to enter three of the chief choral competitions in the Oswestry Festival, which is to come off in the first week of .January next. THE LLANGOLLEN LIBERAL DEBATING CLUB.— A preliminary meeting of this newly-organized society was held in the Grapes Hotel Club"Room, on Iriday evening last, when the following officers were appointed:—Chairman, Mr. Edward Roberts, Grapes Hotel; vice-chairman, Mr. John Morris, draper; secretary, Mr. E. H. Williams, 2, Chapel-street, and treasurer, Mr. Richard R. Williams, Regent House. The rules, which have been drawn out with great care and ability, were read. and after a few minor alterations, unani- mously adopted. A discussion arose as to the best method of securing the sympathy of those whom the society is intended to benefit, and a number of topics of a political and social nature were proposed as suitable subjects for discussion. Ultimately it was arranged that the first meeting be held on Tuesday evening, Oct. 26th, when it was understood that Mr. Richard Griffith will open the discussion on a subject which is just lOW occupying a great deal of public attention, riz., "Is the existence of a hereditary House of Lords consistent with the principles of a repre- sentative government ?" It is understood that the neetings will be held every alternate Tuesday, at 3 15 p.m. The terms of membership being jxtremely low, it. is sincerely hoped that a large lumber of those who profess Liberal principles in ;he town will avail themselves of this opportunity )f posting themselves well up in those questions which are from time to time agitating the public nind. The systematic and practical study of jhose questions cannot fail to prove intellectually beneficial to those who pursue them, while the knowledge of them will tend to make everyone 3. more worthy and useful citizen. FREEHOLD TOWER. WEDNESDAY. Since my last letter my attention has been attracted bo the constant emigration of that religious order designated Jesuits into the Principality, especially when they have made Mold as one of their places of asylum. Probably, all who are accustomed to read this paper are cognisant that this order has bought the new and magnificent County Gaol, lately built near Mold, and has transformed it into one of their colleges. If my readers will allow me, I will briefly state their origin and progress. This order was formed towards the middle of the sixteenth century, by Ignatius, or Inigo Loyala, an officer of noble birth in the Spanish army. He was a man of an enthusiastic mind and a lover of pleasure when young; but, being wounded in a severe battle, he decided to spend the remainder of his life in religious labour, for which purpose he founded this order called Jesuits. Since its formation, it has gradually progressed, and its seed has been scattered through- out most countries. In 1773, the Pope issued a bull declaring this society to be suppressed; but the fathers were allowed an asylum in Prussia and Russia. After it had been suppressed for about thirty years, several attempts were made at the beginning of the present century to re-establish it and at last Pius VII. ordered its re-establishment. In France they are now only tolerated on suffer- ance, but are, nevertheless, numerous and influential. From Russia, they were expelled, in 1817, upon the charge of secretly endeavouring to proselytise the members of the Greek Church, and ever since they are excluded from that empire. In Spain, their order was suppressed throughout the kingdom in 1868. They were also prohibited in Germany in 1871. However, judging from a recent statistic, they appear to be yet increasing, the total number of their order being now over 8,800. Thus we find that as they are expelled from one country they seek refuge in another, and it is a lamentable fact that our beloved Wales is one of their present places of refuge. Their ambition will now be to dissemi- nate their principles and establish their order. Parents, beware A few days ago anniversary services were held at the Catholic Chapel, Mold, where their order was numerously represented. The coming month reminds me that municipal elections will take place in several surrounding towns. At Wrexham, I find that several of the present members of the council are retiring, and other new condidates have issued their addresses. Rumours are abroad that a well-known and much- respected gentleman who seeks re-election, and who is responsibly connected with a contemporary paper, will probably be invested with the mayoralty. Should it prove so, I am confident that his past experience has fully qualified him for this dignified office. This metropolis of North, if not South Wales, has lately undergone some much-needed alterations, and when the long-projected railway station improvement will have been accomplished, it will eclipse every other town of its size and population for commodity and commerce. The Moss tramway scheme is now being executed. This will be a great boon for both the inhabitants of Wrexham and Moss, and it will also insure a much safer transfer of passengers; for the cars that run to and fro at present expose the lives of many of their passengers to jeopardy, because of the recklessness and precipitancy of their drivers. Before concluding these jottings, I cannot refrain from expressing my gratification and pleasure in finding that our much-esteemed and worthy towns- man, S. ,G. Fell, Esq-, is mentioned as one of those who is qualified for a seat on the bench of the County Magistrates. I am sure that his keen intellect and ripe judgment will be an invaluable acquisition to this responsible bench; for it is evident from his past services and experience that he will be the right man in the right place." WATCHMAN. LLANARMON DYFFRYN CEIRIOG. BIBLE SOCIETY MEETING.—On Tuesday evening, the 12th inst., the Rev. William Hinton Jones, deputation from the Parent Society, London, gave an interesting account of the society's operations during the past year, and made a powerful appeal on its behalf. He said there was a great demand for portions of the Word of God in the dark places of the earth, where it was received with gladness, and where invincible influence followed its teaching. The chair was taken by Mr. John Jones, Tuhwnt-i'r-Afon, and the accounts were read by Mr. D. Evans, Pencae-newydd, in the absence of the secretary (Mr. R. Morris). FAIR.—On Tuesday, the 19th inst., a fair was held at this place. This occasion is now not what it was in years gone by. Time was when a host of drovers brought large flocks of sheep from long distances to this fair, but now only a com- paratively few sheep are penned here. The prices were found to be low, especially those of fat sheep. A successful trade was done, nevertheless. There was but a lean supply of cattle, the disposers of which complaining on account of the prices they were able to obtain. Few small horses were shown, a small proportion of which were sold. No pigs, ducks, nor geese were offered.—Porihmon. OSWESTRY. SUCCESS.—We are glad to announce that Mr. Cottam, surgeon dentist, was one of the eighteen successful candidates out of twenty-three who entered their names for the diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, on the 11th and 12th instant. The examination comprised the following subjects:—Anatomy, physiology, dental surgery, pothology, materia medica, and dental machanics. We may add that Mr. Cottam obtained the diploma and was admitted a licentiate in dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. GLYNCEIRIOG. SUNDAY SCHOOL CENTENARY. — The Baptist Sunday School Union of the Vale of Ceiriog celebrated Raike's Centenary on Monday, the 11th inst. At two o'clock, the Nantyr, Pandy, and Dolywern schools met the Zion school at Zion Chapel in the village of Llansantffraid, near which a procession, numbering about 400, was formed, headed by the Glyn brass band and several banners, and proceeded through the village as far as Mr. Wynne's, New Hall, returning in the same order, after calling at Mrs. Green's, and Mr. Thomas's, Brynderw, to Zion Chapel, at 3 30, where tea and bara brith was provided in the schoolroom, and the same was kindly served out by the following ladies:—Mrs. Jones, Ty'nypis- tyll; Mrs. Jones, Bank, Nantyr; Mrs. Thomas, Camhelyg; Mrs. Parry, Pandy; Mrs. Edwards, Dolywern; Miss Hughes, Glanywern; Miss Evans, Weniar; Mrs. Roberts, Penybont, &c. Upwards of 400 scholars, with their teachers, partook of tea. After tea the youngsters enjoyed themselves at innocent games on a field opposite the chapel until dusk. At seven o'clock a public meeting was held in the chapel, and presided over by the Rev. Mr. Roberts, the minister. The meeting was very interesting, addresses being given on the Sunday school and its work during the last 100 years, by Messrs. T. Jones, Nantyr, 0. Thomas, Camhelyg, E. Parry, R. Humphreys, B. Roberts, and D. Roberts, Dolywern. An address having been given by the chairman, and the usual compliments paid to the ladies and others, the meeting concluded, which will be long remembered among the Sunday school members at Glyn. We are glad to see the Sunday school at Glyn so flourishing, and if one of the last to hold the great centenary of the schools, we are happy to 5ay that this demonstration was not the least i interesting. I ABERGELE. ABERGELE AND PENSARN LOCAL nonthy meeting was held on Monday, Mr. J- Edwards presiding. The Rev. E. T. Davies took lis seat as a member. A letter was read from jhe Local Government Board extending the time ;or filling up the casual vacancies, and notice was 3'iven that they be filled up at the next board. Mr. Robert Hughes presented his report upon the state of the tanks, sewers, and outlets, with sug- gestions how to put them in proper working order. A letter was submitted from the treasurer with reference to certain sur-charges made by the auditor, it being requested that the board would allow them. A resolution to that effect was passed, subject to the treasurer's supplying particulars of the amounts. The collector reported that £ 442 5s. 7d. of the last rate had been received. The other business was routine. COLWYN. SCHOOL BOARD.-The monthly meeting was held on Monday, the Rev. J. S. James presiding..A vote of condolence was passed with the family of the late Mr. David Williams, a member of the board, who died somewhat suddenly. A recom- mendation was received from the Wesleyan body suggesting that Mr. John Williams, draper, should be elected to fill the vacancy, but it was decided to take no immediate steps in the matter. Mr. Abel Roberts, contractor for Llwyngoed schools, wrote suggesting that certain details In his contract should stand over until the spring- The clerk was directed to notify that the contract must be completed without delay, otherwise the penalties would probably be enforced.—A long discussion ensued as to the non-recovery of penalties imposed by the magistrates for non- attendance at school, and instructions were gives the attendance officer to prepare a list of defaul* ters, previous to a communication being addressed to the Education Department as to the best means of enforcing payment of the fines imposed- CEFN. ANNIVERSARY SERViCEs.-The services connected with the anniversary of the EnglishCongregatiooal church and school were held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday last. On Sunday two excellent sermons were preached by the Rev. W. G. Pascoe, Wesleyan minister, St. Helens, to very attentive audiences. In the afternoon he gave very appropriate address to teachers and scholars. On Monday afternoon a public tea meeting wa3 held; and in the evening, Mr. Pascoe delivered his popular lecture entitled Before and after Marriage." T. Minshall, Esq., Oswestry, occupied the chair. The lecture which abounded In valuable hints, as well as in wit and humour, was highly appreciated by a large audience. Mr- Pascoe is a rising man in the respectable denomination with which he is connected, and is already one of the first lecturers of the day, Oil Tuesday afternoon, teachers, scholars, and friends partook of tea together; and in the evening) under the presidency of the Rev. J. H. Hughes, a very interesting entertainment was give°| consisting of recitations, melodies, and a beautify dissolving views exhibition, given by Mr. Culer. All the services were well attended, and it IS hoped will be productive of good. BARMOUTH. VISITORS. — Notwithstanding the glorioU3 weather we enjoy here, the visitors have almost left. The weather, with the exception of a feW' days, has been splendid throughout the season. The approximate number of visitors at -the height of the season was about 3000. Witb the revival of trade, which is prognosticated, we may next season hope to welcome a still larger number to visit these Yellow Sands." LONDON. NEW JEWIN CHAPEL.—A most enjoyable evening was spent at the above chapel last Saturday, on the occasion of the opening meeting for the season of the "New Jewin Young People'3 Society." Tea and the usual delicacies were par- taken of at 6 p.m., after which a miscellaneous meeting was held. Mr. W. P. Williams presided, and after a few preliminary remarks called upon Mr. D. Edwards to deliver an address on the state and object of the society, which, Mr- Edwards said, was to improve the minds of the members, both male and female. The name of the society had been altered twelve months ago in order to admit the female sex, it being previously restricted to young men only: but he was sorry to say that although the bulk of the con- gregation were young people, yet the society could only boast of 18 members, and he thought he could answer for these that they must have derived much benefit and pleasure from the meetings, especially in listening to the admirable lectures given by the Rev. D. Chas. Davies, and he hoped many more would be present when the next series would be given. The money in hand is to be devoted to purchasing the first seven volumes of the Gwyddoniadnr." He (Mr. Edwards) wished 011 behalf of the society to return their sincere thanks to Miss Williams (daughter of the late JEnjr i Gwjilti Walia) for her kind presentation of books, and hoped the members would make use of them. After pressing for better attendance at the Sunday school, Mr. Edwards retired, when the chairman called upon the following parties to take partQuartette, In the solemn forest," Mr. E. Owen and party reci- tation, Wreck of the Rothsay Castle," Mr. Timothy Davies duet, Let music be our pastime, to-night,' Misses Annie Williams and Price; then came the event of the evening-an address by the Rev. p. Chas. Davies, who rose, amidst cheers, and said- The address given by Mr. Edwards contained very valuable hints, and I must join him in pressing upon your regular attendance at these meetingS, where such excellent opportunities are given to improve the mind. Looking at it from a social point of view, we find it most useful, as young people coming to London from Wales soon find warm and sincere friends in our circle. There is one thing which I specially wish to call your attention to, that is, to be constant, unflagging and persevering. I must say, we are all fire for a time only to fall careless again we are as fickle as the climate of our country, and very like our French neighbours in this respect. And to cause a new impulse in the members, a tea or public meeting has to be organised. This is very wrong, and it looks as if we cannot do anything without being stimulated just like some men who can never do their work without first partaking of alcoholi" drinks. This is not the sort of feeling we want; it is a false one and cannot be relied upon. Let us have the truthful, earnest feeling which never wavers, and we might then expect more pleasure from the coming season than any of the preceding ones. It is a very difficult thing to make a name, or become popular, and to gain popularity by taking to low motives; but our society tries to become popular by taking high duties as subjects for tasks, &c. It has been passed that Butler's Analogy be taken in hand, and although it is one of the driest books ever written, yet it is undoubtedly the best in the English language it is so concise that I expect the greater part of the time (20 years) taken by the writer must have been spent in chipping off all unnecessary words and sentences but if it is dry do not give in, but strive to overcome the difficulty- I hope to have the pleasure of giving you four lectures before the season is over, the subjects ot which will be given you at a future time. I have lately been very unwell, and should I ever disap- point you. it will be through nothing less than d* health.The remainder of the meeting was passed in the following manner Song, Y Bwthyn ar Bryn," Miss Hughes; quartette, "I am going W my lonely bed," Mr. Smith and party address, Mr- J. W. Jones song, Baner ein gwlad," Mr. Smith r song, "The little match-girl," Miss Lizzy (this song was beautifully and expressively rendere and was encored) trio, Bydd drugarog wrthyrn, Arglwydd," Miss Lewis, Messrs. Owen and Lloy • A vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by Mr. Roberts, and seconded by E. Evans, Esq., who remarked that, when he came to London, for J fears ago, no such advantages were to be had, an :herefore he expected more and better results fro jhe present young people of Jewin. Votes 0 ihanks to Mrs. Williams, Chapel House, and cn<* poung ladies for their kind offices with the tea were- fiven, after which the happy meeting broke up*