MOUNTAINEERS' FOOTBALL CLUB. Nov. 5th—v. Ruthin at Ruthin. yp 19th-v. Druids at Ruabon. „ 26th-v. Denbigh at Corwen. December 3rd—v. Rhyl at Rhyl. 10th-v. Ruthin at Corwen. 26th-v. Bala at Corwen. „ 27th—v. Dolgelley at Corwen. „ 31st—v. Ruthin Cob s at Ruthin. January 7th—v. Denbigh at Denbigh. „ 14th-v. Oswestiy at Oswestry. „ 28th-v. Berwyn Rangers it Corwen. February 4th—v. Wrexham itt Wrexham. „ 18th-v. Ruthin Colts at Corwen. sp 25th—v. Druids at Corwen. March 4th—v. Berwyn Rangers at Llangollen. „ 18th-v. Oswestry at Corwon. 25th—v. Dolgelley at Dolgelley. April 1st—v. Bala at Bala. „ 8th-Closing match. COUNTY MATCHES. Dec. 17th—Merionethshire v. Denbighshire at Ruthin. March llth-Merionethshire v. Denbighshire at Corwen.
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CHESTER AND NORTH WALES ASSIZES. The commission for holding the winter assizes for Chester and North Wales was opened at the Castle, Chester, on Saturday afternoon, by Mr. Justice Lush. His lordship, who arrived from London by the 4 35 train, was met at the station by the high sheriff of the county (G. Dixon, Esq., of Chelford), the under-sheriff (G. W. Reade, Esq., of Congleton), the acting under-sheriff (J. Tatlock, Esq., Chester), and the usual retinue of javelin men. There were 17 prisoners, from the following counties:—Cheshire: Murder, 3; bigamy, 2; burglary, 3 forgery, 1 rape, 3.. Chester: Wounding, 1. Flintshire: Burglary, 1. Montgomeryshire Burglary, 2. Denbighshire: Burglary, 1. His lordship attended divine service at the cathedral on Sunday. The assizes were commenced on Monday. There were 18 prisoners for trial, the principal charges being two of murder. His Lordship, in charging the Grand Jury, said z, considering that they represented six counties of North Wales as well as the county of Chester, they could hardly consider the number of charges was great, but there were some serious crimes, especially two of wilful murder, The other cases seemed of the ordinary kind. The cases of murder, as he had said, were of a serious description, but he thought he might tell them at once that he did not think they would give them very great trouble. As to one especially there could be no doubt whatever as to the person who committed it. The first was a charge against James Edwards for the murder of his wife at Ashton-on-Mersey. It appeared that the husband and wife had been living on bad terms for the last three or four years, and the wife on some grounds or other, he did not know why, claimed the furniture in the house, and also some money which was probably deposited in some bank. The husband wanted to get hold of the money, and bad been found a few days before the murder taking away some of the furniture. He threatened to come again the next day, and the wife appeared to have been prepared for his arrival, for she bolted the front and back door to prevent him getting in. The husband came, bringing two persons with him to assist him in getting into the house. The woman had a ladder against the back wall, and was there prepared with a bucket of water to throw on the heads of the men to prevent them getting in. The husband went away and fetched a policeman. The policeman came, and demanded that admission should be given to the husband. The door was opened, and the husband went in. The policeman seemed to have taken no further steps to interfere, and went away. A son of the deceased woman was at home in the house when the father went in, and the wife appeared to have apprehended no injury or danger from her husband, and, singularly enough, called upon him to assist the son in getting two boxes upstairs, which he did. While the boxes were being put away the prisoner went downstairs, and the son immediately heard a cry of murder. He went down, and found his mother with her throat cut from ear to ear. There were several stabs on the woman, who was in a dangerous state, and the prisoner stood near her with a knife in his hand. It was not an insignificant fact that shortly before this the prisoner had called at an adjoining shop and bought a' knife, asking for the first knife they could Jet him have. Possibly that was the knife with which he cut the woman's throat, but there were no witnesses on that point. The man never denied that he had done it, but said he wished he had done it before. He was at once taken into custody. There were some fragments of very loose evidence, which he presumed would form the basis of a defence on the ground of insanity. That was, however, a matter which would not enter into their consideration. The next case (a charge against William Osman for the murder of his wife at Woodley) was one in which the evidence was not so direct, but they would probably find it sufficient to justify them in drawing an inference. The prisoner and his wife, for some reason, had been living apart, and probably the wife's character was not one of the best. They parted several times, and the husband wanted her to go back again. They were both under 30 years of age, and the woman was described as a person of superior manners and attractions. They had been parted for some time when an arrangement was made to meet at the Railway Inn, so that there might be a reconciliation between the husband and wife. They met at that house on a Saturday night, and passed through the bar into the outer lobby. At that time the arrangement was that the wife was to go home next morning. No sooner was the woman in the outer lobby than a person heard a cry of 'Don't, Willie,' and immediately afterwards there was a heavy fall. The door was opened at once, and the woman was found on her back, bleeding, with her throat cut from ear to ear. It did not appear whether there was any other person in the lobby at the time, but the husband disappeared. After that a medical man was sent for, and the next day a magistrate and a magistrate's clerk attended the woman, who lived two or three days after the occurrence, to take her depositions. A coroner's inquest was held, and the jury brought in a verdict of wilful murder against the prisoner, who two or three weeks after was taken at West Bromwich. The murder was on the evening of a Saturday, and a magistrate and justice's clerk took the woman's depositions on the following Monday. Unfortunately, that deposition was not taken as the statute required in order to be put in evidence as a deposition, no notice being given to the prisoner or any opportunity given for him to be present to cross-examine. It might possibly be received as a dying declaration. He advised them to receive it and act upon it as if there were no objection, and if any question arose he would deal with it when the man was put on his trial. r The grand jury then retired, and, having brought in true bills, the trials were proceeded with. MEGLAKY AT MACCLESFIELD. •i? /iu0mas. hooper, 37? fitter, was found guii y o breaking into the dwelling-house of George Arnold, at Macclesfield, on the 1st Oct., and stealing a quantity of butcher's meat. He was also found guilty of breaking into the warehouse of James Jackson, at the same place, on the 2nd October, and stealing two hams. Sentenced was deferred. 1:1 VN FEMALE BURGLAR. Ann i. nils, 2b, servant, was found guilty of two burglaries at Llandysil and Snead, in the county of Montgomery in August last, and stealing wearing apparel aud other property. His Lordship said that the prisuner (who pleaded guilty to previous convictions) was an old offender, and had been sentenced at Manchester to 18 months imprisonment for larceny, which expired a few days before the present burglaries were committed. It was quite clear she was an habitual criminal. His Lordship sentenced her d to five years penal servItude. THE CHARGES OF MURDER. lhe Grand Jury (who finished their labours at half-past two o clock and were discharged) found true bills against James Edwards for the murder of his wife at Ashton-on-Mersey, and William Osman for the murder of his wife at Woodley. EMBEZZLEMENT AND FORGERY AT HYDE Daniel Wheland; 29, clerk, was charged with embezzling Y,2 5s. and other sums which he had received on account of^ his master, James Piatt at Hyde, on the 13th September and other days' and also with forging four promissory notes. He pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement, but denied the forgery. The jury found him guilty of forgery, and his lordship deferred sentence. TUESDAY. THE OUTRAGE ON A WOMAN AT SEACOMBE. Thomas Parkes, 35, labourer, and Francis Devannah, 22, labourer, were indicted together for committing a felonious assault upon Mary Jane Welsh, a married woman, at Poulton-cum- Seacombe, on the 6th August. The case for the prosecution was that on the evening of the day named the prosecutrix was on her way home across a field, when the prisoners seized her, forced a quantity of rum down her throat from a bottle, and successively outraged her. Mr. Higgins prosecuted. In answer to Mr. Swetenham, Q.C., who (with Mr. Marshall) was for the defence, the complainant admitted having some gin and beer that day. She denied that she took the arm of one of the prisoners. She denied also that she was in the habit of getting intoxicated that she had received from any person a present of X5 with which to" buy a dress; that she had been accustomed, in the presence of her servant, to going about the house with her clothes displaced that she had ever made an indecent remark to a man who came to the house with cakes for sale, also asking him, If he wanted a wife.' A son of the complainant, 10 years of age, who was in her company at the time of the alleged outrage, said his mother did not take any man's arm. She was 'a bit tipsy' that day, and he had seen her tipsy at home very often. Evidence was called to show that Parkes when charged with the offence said if he had committed it he could not recollect it and could not help it,' while Devannah, who, according to the evidence of the complainant's husband, was caught in the act, said nothing. Mr. Swetenham, on behalf of the prisoners, was discussing the subject of the woman's condition, and observed that he had evidence to show that she was the worse for liquor. His Lordship said Mr. Swetenham ought to consider how much of such evidence would be material. The Judge added: No matter whether the poor woman is drunk or sober, she is not to be violated. Mr. Swetenham: No, my lord, certainly not. Two witnesses having been called to show the condition of Mrs. Welsh, his Lordship summed up, and in doing so pointed out that the veriest prostitute or the greatest drunkard was equally entitled to protection with a respectable woman. The jury found both prisoners guilty. His Lordship, having commented upon the loathsome nature of the offence, said:—These are times when a spirit of lawlessness prevails, and crimes of violence are, I am afraid, increasing but, at all events, it must be understood that the strong arm of the law will be put forth in order to put down crimes of this description, and I cannot, therefore, pass upon you a less sentence than twelve years' penal servitude. BURGLARY. John Williams was indicted for burglariously entering the house of Jonathan Maddocks, at Neston. The case depended upon the evidence of two convicted burglars named Roberts. Williams was arrested with them and discharged. Roberts now declared that Williams planned the job, let them into the house through the cellar, forced open a cashbox, and stole £50. On dividing the money Roberts swore that Williams threw a number of stolen notes behind the fire, and that James Roberts thrust his hand into the flames and secured them. James Roberts then advised Williams to take the notes back. He did so, and said he was glad, as he had left his knife behind. Counsel for the defence pointed to the polluted source of the evidence, saying the word of two convicted burglars was not to be relied on. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and Justice Williams said it was a very proper verdict. Alfred Hinner, aged 21, clerk, of Seacombe, for having, on the 10th August last, burglariously broken into the house of Mary Maddock, of Liscard, and stolen several articles, six months' imprisonment with hard labour. BIGAMY. Samuel Ford, Chester, indicted for having married one Margaret Astle, at Chester, on the 11th August, 1875, his former wife, to whom lie was married on the 2nd June, 1874, being still alive. Prisoner was found guilty. His lordship taking into consideration that prisoner had already been three months in gaol, sentenced him to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. Edward Davies, aged 29, marine, Rock Ferry was charged with having married Anne Clarke' at Tranmere, on the 3rd March, 1874, his former wife being then alive. Prisoner married his first wife at Mold, and she was afterwards sent to the Denbigh Asylum. Prisoner enlisted, and on returning to the neighbourhood some time afterwards he was informed that his wife was dead. Acting under this impression, he married again, and, as showing his bona fides, it was stated in evidence that prisoner took his second wife to the neighbourhood of Denbigh, and introduced her to his friends as his wife. Under these circumstances, the jury found the prisoner not guilty, and he left the dock with a military salute. ASSAULT. John Fish, aged 39, labourer, Dukinfield for committing a criminal assault upon Sarah Jane Mottram, 14 years of age, an imbecile, at Dukin- field, on the 10th September, was sentenced to seven years penal servitude. Thomas Jones for burglary, five years' penal servitude. Edward Lewis, burglary, six months' imprisonment with hard labour. Daniel Whaland, for forgery and embezzlement, 18 months' hard labour. William Jones, burglary, twelve calendar months' imprisonment. John Thomas Cooper, burglary, 18 months' imprisonment. THE SALE MURDER. James Edwards aged 42, boilermaker, Sale, was indicted for the wilful murder of his wife, Frances Edwards, at Aston-on-Mersey on the 13th August. The evidence of Dr. Renshaw, of Sale; Dr. Davidson, medical superintendent of the Chester County Asylum, and of Dr. M'Ewen, medical officer of Chester Castle, showed that the prisoner was subject to hallucinations, and was undoubtedly of unsound mind, and that the insanity was of long standing. His lordship directed the jury that upon these facts their verdict would be one of "Not Guilty," upon the ground of insanity. A verdict to this effect having been returned, the prisoner was ordered to be detained during her Majesty's pleasure.
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FIFTH OF NOVEMBER (OR "GUNPOWDER PLOT"). Behind all actions is some kind of a belief, some kind of a creed. Every man lives as he believes. His actions, not his words, are the true indicators of his creed. This is why actions speak louder than words. Reader, if you want to know what you believe, observe well what you do, and you will find out. We cannot see the moral character of a man's belief, but by the moral character of his actions. If, my reader, you have a friend and want to know what he is, observe well what he does. Gather up his actions-one and all, if you can; he is trust- worthy or he is not, according- to their language. At the judgment seat of GOD, you and I will stand y or fall by the united testimony of what me have done in the flesh. The Gunpowder Plot was a great act, and the characters of the plotters cannot be judged better than by the character of the plot. The reader may say in himself, or to one or more of his friends, they may have been misled. Undoubtedly, my friend, not only they may have been misled, but they actually were. All bad actors are always misled into bad actions. A true creed (that is, the teaching of Christ and his apostles) never misled anybody. Something substituted for it has misled many, and undoubtedly will again mislead many. We shall be judged not by the teaching of any man, but by the teaching of GOD'S Holy Word. If we would be taught aright, we must act according to the TEACHING of the Word of GOD. There is only one infallible human teaching on earth, and the plotters were taught according to that infallibility. That teaching was as infallible then as it is now. The plotters belicved undoubt- edly as they were taught to believe. As a proof of this, the reader is referred to Moshener's Church History," Vol. 2, p. 187, note. The note contains an extract from a letter written by Sir Everard Digby, one of the plotters, to his wife, after his condemna- tion :—"Now for my intention," says Digby, "let me tell you, that if I had thought there had been the least sin in the plot, I would not have been of it for all the world and no other cause drew me to hazard my fortune and life, but zeal to God's religion." It cannot be pleaded that the Gunpowder Plot was the result of rashness on the part of the plotters. It was not something made under the impulse of the moment, but, on the contrary, some- thing deliberated over for a year and a half. Of course, the plotters, as is always the case with plotters, acted a double life. They had to play at loyalty, and work at plot. They had one face for open business, and another, which was much more real, for close business. The one business could be transacted in the parlour, but the other in the cellar, and that with closed doors, bolted heavily and barred securely. They had no solid faith in one another, because they had to take an oath of secrecy by swearing fidelity to one another and to the cause, and as a sign that they were in earnest they took bread and wine, which they most fearfully misnamed Holy Communion. They would not believe each other's word; well that is no new thing with plotters nearer to our times and day than the Gunpowder Plotters of the time of King James the First. They had no solid belief either in their work, because they had to be absolved. When anything is done which the soul believes to be according to the will of GOD, that soul feels no need whetever of the absolution of a shaven-crowned man, be he old or young. They had no faith in their country. English powder would not suit them the honour of supply- ing the gunpowder was given to Holland. Thirty- six barrels of Holland powder, they thought, would make a FIERY DRAGON strong enough to carry King and kingship, Lords and Commons into utter dark- ness. That Dragon was to sleep in a coal cellar right under the Parliament, and to wake up and depart with his unfortunate load, with a roar and a crash, on the morning of the fifth of November, 1605. The coal usually kept in that cellar was promptly removed, for the Dragon objected to a bed of coal. The Dragon was at last successfully and securely housed and laid in his temporary bed. But then who was to wake him up ? The Dragon would not budge but at the call of fire. Nothing else in the whole world would do, but at the touch of fire the Dragon was now ready for action at any moment. Who would be the lire-carrier ? The fire- man must come from Spain. Englishmen are stout of heart, brave and intrepid. They have proved themselves able and willing to face boldly danger in any and every shape when the voice of duty called them but something was necessary to make up a fire-man under the circumstances that could not be found in any Englishman known to the plotters; so they engaged Mr. Guy Fawkes from Spain. The fiery Dragon in his bed was soundly sleeping, waiting for the morning call of the Fifth of November. Fire, in the shape of matches, was ready and practicable; and fire-man from Spain, who was to be the Fiery Dragon high-priest, was to make a religious offering or sacrifice of King and kingship, Lords and Commons of England, on the ever memorable fifth of November, 1605. No, good reader, they are not altogether ready yet. The plotters were not actually a unit; there was a deviation. In the dark heart of one of the plotters there was a light spot,—on that light spot was written the word friendship. The dragon must P-ot take his noisy flight with that friend enveloped In his burning wings. Therefore, he took a piece of paper and wrote to that friend. The friend that was warned was Lord Monteagle. His friend addressed him, saying, My Lord, stay away from this Parliament; for GOD and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of the times. And think not slightly of this advertisement, but retire your- self into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For though there be no appearance of any stir, yet I say they will receive a terrible blow, this Parliament; and yet they shall not see who hurts them. This counsel is not to be con- temned because it may do you good, and can do you no harm. For the danger is past as soon as you have burned the letter." But, fortunately, Lord Monteagle was no plotter. He read it and thought it must have been the work of somebody who knew not what he was about. It would be a very easy thing to act accordingly, and thrust the letter into the fire. That, fortunately, did not happen he showed it to the Premier, who also thought that it was a worthless document; but the King thought otherwise, and the King's thought was a most kingly thought that time. That piece of paper had only some few lines written on it, and no name attached. A plotter has no name. He exists, but owns no name. This also shows that the plotter was conscious of something rotten in the religiosity of the plot. That piece of paper with its few lines was the Great Suggester, and the King saw the finger of Salvation pointing to the lair of the terrible Sleeper. They went to the vaults and found the fire-man with a lantern in his hand as dark as his soul, matches in his pocket, and only a short distance from his sleeping friend, the Fiery Dragon. The roaring monster Was not destined to make his fearful roar, the Fiery Dragon was not to spread his burning wings King and kingship, Lords and Commons can go on with their debates; they shall not be troubled by the deafening roar, the herald of death from the fiery mouth of the monster son of the Gunpowder Plotters. Ye, Boys of England, loyal sons of the United Kingdom, on the fifth of November, 1881, let your little cannons roar Life and pleasure, health and long life to our good Queen and family. Let the million cannons of England's loyal sons roar lively and pleasantly Life and health to every loyal soul, in commemoration of the intended death roar of the evil progeny of the vile Plotters of the Gun- powder Plot of November the fifth, 1605. ORLANDO.
The charge against Richard Stephens, of Caersws, has ended as most people supposed it would. The body of Andrew was found on Saturday, with about £ 16 upon it and no signs of violence; and on Tuesday Stephens was brought up at Newtown and discharged. There is no doubt that Andrew slipped into the water and was drowned. At the annual Poor-Law Conference at Denbigh, last week, Corwen was fixed upon as the next place of meeting, with the Hon. C. H. Wynn as president, subject to his consent. The Conference passed two resolutions on the subject of local taxation—1st, That a large portion of the cost of in-maintenance should be borne by the Consolidated Fund and 2nd, That all classes of property should be taxed for the objects included I under the head of poor rate.
CORRESPONDENCE. (We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.) THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE PARISH CHURCH OF LLANGOLLEN. To the Editor of the" Llangollen Advertiser Sir,-On Sunday morning last, the Vicar of Llan- gollen informed the congregation (before the com mencement of his sermon) that he had received a letter from the Gas Company's secretary to the effect that the Wardens had written, or told him (the secretary), that they would not be responsible for the gas bill for Church lighting purposes, and that the Church would not be warmed this winter. The reason for the Wardens so acting was because the funds in their hands were (in short) inadequate to meet these expenses, and that the organ expenses were more than capable of being met. Now the apparent meaning of this is, that the Church-going people of Llangollen will not (at least, it appears they do not) contribute a comparatively small sum towards meeting expenses, and the reason may well be asked why such a disgraceful state of things should be allowed to exist in this parish, when the wealth of the congregation is an indisputable fact. I think I shall be able, in a few remarks which I venture to make, to shew why this state of bankruptcy or insolvency exists, and I shall also make some suggestions which, if carried out. may be the means of sparing us all from discredit and disgrace, for nothing else it is. For some years in this parish the question of Church accounts and offertory accounts has been much argued, and the fact that no account of the Sunday service offertories has been given at the usual vestries and Church meetings has led to speculations in the minds of Church-goers as to how the offertory funds are administered. The offertory in Llangollen Church must, in the course of the year, amount to a goodly sum-perhaps not far short of an average of £ 3 per Sunday. This makes in the year £ 150 or thereabouts. In every pew in the Church is the following inti- mation The weekly offertory is collected in this Church towards the stipends of the assisting Clergy, 11 Y, the maintenance of the Mission Chapels and Church Schools, and the support of the English services, which are the extra services in this parish." Very well. But what is the amount of the offertory per annum ? What are the stipends paid to the assisting Clergy ? What does the maintenance of the Church Schools cost? Do not, or ought not the school grants to pay their own expenses, and why should the Mission Chapels not be self-supporting ? or, if not self-supporting, why should they be a charge on the Parish Church ? This intimation in every pew is quite right, but why should not a yearly state- ment be made and published for all Church people to inspect ? and the absence of such an account as this, is, I venture to say, the simple reason why there is now a lack of funds. The congregation are under the impression that enough is given in the offertories and pew rents to pay the reasonable requirements and necessities of the Parish Church, and it is only a right supposition to arrive at, in the absence of any financial statement to the contrary. To remedy this defect in our parochial financial management," I would suggest that all offertories and pew rents and any subscriptions or receipts whatsoever and from whatever source should be made into one account, and all monies deposited in a bank to an account to be called The Vicar and Wardens of Llangollen account." All payments to be made by cheques signed by the Vicar and one or twoWardens (whichever most convenient). Then, at the end of the year, a detailed statement should be produced at the usual annual vestry, shewing the exact expenditure on each head (e.g., organ-so much, gas—so much, and so on). Then if the account shews a deficiency, and on the failure of the congregation to meet.such a legitimate deficiency, that then it should be a subject for the vestry to consider, and see what items in the accounts can'be dispensed with in future and if the funds are not adequate, that the standing requirements be so cut down as to meet the money coming in. Until this plan is adopted, it will be unfair to say that the congregation do not support the requirements of the Church, for at present the argument used is What becomes of all the money given at all times for Church purposes ?" One more word and I have done. The organ seems a white elephant" in the Church now a committee was appointed solely to undertake the care of it, but when a collection promised for current organ expenses was applied to clear a portion of the Churchwarden's debts, the committee (I hear) ceased to exist. Yours faithfully, CHURCHMAN.
PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR WALES AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Dear sir,-Through the munificence of English amateurs, several permanent scholarships have been established at the Royal Academy of Music, and yet Wales, notwithstanding the well-known musical talent of her sons and daughters, cannot boast of having created even one scholarship of the kind for the education of her gifted but poor children. To obviate this state of things, I have been labouring for the last four years in the endeavour to collect a thousand pounds towards the endowment of a simi- lar scholarship for my native country, and have succeeded in raising P,700 of the required sum. It is most important that the cause should not be allowed to languish any longer, therefore I venture to make this (what I trust will be a final) appeal to all lovers of music in the principality, who have not already subscribed, to contribute towards the £:300 still required, in order that the Permanent Musical Scholarship for Wales may become an accomplished fact before the end of the present year.—Believe me, yours faithfully, JOHN THOMAS (Pencerdd Gwalia), ro TUT n i c. i. -r IIarPist to Her Majesty the Queen. 53, Welbeck Street, London, W. Nov. 1st, 1881.
Notices are posted in Windsor Great Park cautioning visitors against approaching the red deer duringthepresentmonth, many of the animals becoming fierce and dangerous this time of the year. MR. ELIAS JONES, GLANYMOR, LLANDUDNO, writes: To Mr. Beatty, Organ Builder, Washington, New Jersey, U.S.A.-On August 14th, 1880,1 ordered from you the Bea.tty's Golden Tongue Parlour Organ,' which arrived here in due time by the steamship Britannic, without meeting with the slightest mishap. The instrument, which is decidedly the most complete of its kind, as well as the handsomest ever witnessed in this part, has been in constant use ever since, and has been found in strength and sweetness of tone to fully answer my best expectations. It has none of that harshness which characterizes the English instru- ments. The fourteen stops work admirably, the effect produced by the Vox Humana stop being very striking. My friends concur with me in the opinion that besides possessing all the requisite musical, as well as mecha- nical qualities, the organ, which is sold at a sur- prisingly low price, is an ornament to any gentleman's drawing-room. It will be a pleasure to me to recom- mend your instruments." The Laundress to the Prince of Wales, in a letter to the manufacturers of RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE, says it is the best she ever used. It can be obtained from all Grocers, Oilmen, &c. THROAT AFFECTIONS AND 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. l^d. per box. People troubled with a hacking cough," a slight cold," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as ^similar troubles, if allowed to progress result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections! See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches are on the Government Stamp around each box.- Prepared by JOHN 1. BROWN & SONS, Boston US European depot removed to 33, Farringdon Road, London. (440a) Dr. Bernays, Public Analyst for Southwark, on Cocoa. When does Cocoa cease to be Cocoa ? What are we to say to Cocoas containing only 12 to 20 per cent. of Cocoa ? If the public would receive advice, a slice of bread and butter with a thin drink of genuine Cocoa would be both wholesomer and cheaper than when thickened and sweetened." To ensure a C1vP Cocoa use Cadbury's Cocoa Essence, which is thm, refreshing, and three to four times stronger than these adulterated articles. (158) SPRING TORPOR.—One effect of living in our close highly-heated houses through the winter is, in nine persons out of ten, that nature has no opportunity to throw off the poisonous humours of the system. Consequently the Liver, Bowels, and Kidneys are inactive, and Biliousness, Constipation, &c., are the result. Dr. Bardsley's Antibilious Pills, act at once on all these organs, and stimulate them to renewed action, restoring health and strength. Sold by all Chemists in Boxes at 13Jd. and 2s. 9d. Box sent post free on receipt of 15 or 35 stamps. Wm. Mather, Wholesale Druggist, Manchester. (158)
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank Rate is unaltered. Consols are a sixteenth better. A Central News telegram from Paris says that the interpellation to Tunis will not take place before Monday, consequently no change will be made in the cabinet until then. THE MEETING OF PARLIAMENT. The Central News understand that at present it is contemplated to summon parliament together for business on Thursday, January 19th. This early meeting is proposed in order to enable the Go vernment to deal with the Bradlaugh difficulty and to frame new rules for regulating debates without materially interfering with the business of the session.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The qirotations were as follows, d. s. d White wheat (per 751b.) 6 9 to 7 3 Red wheat 6 6 to 7 1 Malting barley (per 701b.) 5 3 to 5 10 Grinding do 4 6 to 4 9 Old oats 3 9 to 4 0 Now do. 3 0 to 3 9 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 10 Veal ditto 0 8 to 0 9 Mutton ditto 0 8 to 0 10 Lamb (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 10 Rabbits (each) 0 10 to 1 0 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 3 6 to 4 0 Turkeys ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Soles (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 6 Cods ilitto 0 4 to 0 6 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 4 Salmon ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Trout ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Mackerel (each) 0 0 to 0 0 New. Potatoes (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 0 Potatoes (per measure) 3 6 to 4 0 Gooseberries (per quart) 0 0 to 0 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 3 Butter (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 4l Eggs 10. 12 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. The tone of the wheat trade was quiet, but tolerably fair business was ultimately concluded at a. decline of Id., the market closing rather stronger. Flour quiet. Beans and peas firm. Indian corn moved slowly, and prices receded. Id. to lji., new 2 mixed American 5s. lOd. to 5s. 10}d. per cental. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s. 6d.: red wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s. 3d.; barley, 5s. 4d. to 5s. 9d.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. Od.; potatoes, Os. OOd. to Is. Od. per score; butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 5d. per lb.; eggs, 9 to 10 for a shilling; fowls, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. 6d to 5s. Od. per couple WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 6s. 9d. to 7s. 63. per 75 Ibs.; barley 4s. Od. 5s. 8d.; oats, 3s. 2d. to 4s. 9d.; butter Is. 4d. to Is. 5d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 10 to 11 for a shilling; fowls, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. per couple ducks, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od.; potatoes, 2s. 6d. to 3s. Od. per 120 lbs. NEWTOWN, TUESDAY—Wheat, Os. Od. to 7s. 6s; per SOlbs.; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, OOs. to 00s. Od.; eggs, to 16 18 for a shilling; butter Is. 6d. to Is. 8d. per lb.; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per coupled ducks, 4s. 5d. to 5s. Od. per couple; geese, Os. Od. to Os. Od. each; potatoes, 18 lbs. for Is.; beef, 8d. to 9d. per lb.; mutton, 9d. to lOd. veal, 8a. to 9d lamb, Od. to 00d.; pork, 8d. to 8td. SHREWSBURY, TUESDAY.—White wheat per 26 lbs., 7s. Od. to 7s. 6d.; red wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s. Id.; oats, per 225 lbs., 19s. Od. to 26s. Od.; beans, per 27 lbs., 20s. Od. to 25s. Od.; malt, per imperial bushel, Os. Od. to 9s. Od.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS. BIRTHS. Nov. 1st, the wife of Mr. John Jones, bricklayer, Aber Adda, Llangollen, of a daughter. Oct. 31st, the wife of Mr. James Clarke, Board School, Llangollen, of a son. Oct. 24th, the wife of Mr. Thomas Evans, Cottage, near the Abbey, Llangollen, of a son. MARRIAGES. Oct. 29th, at Chorlton Register Office, Manchester, Mr. E. T. Jeffreys, of Ardwick, Manchester, to Miss C. L. Davies, fourth daughter of Mr. Thomas Davies, Church-street, Llangollen. Oct. 20th, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llandinam, by the Rev. D. Lloyd Jones, M.A., Mr. Evan Williams, ironmonger, of Mid Wales House, Llanidloes, to Miss Emily Eliza, eldest daughter of the late Mr. David Morris, of Trade Hall, Llanidloes. DEATHS. Oct. 28th, aged 46 years, Mr. Elias Jones,hairdresser, Llangollen. Oct. 27th, at Pontcyssylltau, Mr. William Jenks boat builder, aged 62 years. He had been for several years a member of the English Independent Church, at Cefn Mawr. Oct. 21st, aged 69, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. John Bradshaw, Wheatsheaf, near Wrexham. Oct. 30th, aged 42, Mr. Hugh Ellis, grocer, Rhoswiel, Chirk. Oct. 18th, aged 58, Harriet, wife of Mr. Humphrey Hughes, Cefnhirfawr, and relict of Mr. John Owen, Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Llanrhaiadr. Oct. 27th, at Birmingham, Mr. Hugh Hughes, district superintendent of Great Western Railway, and formerly stationmaster at Wrexham. Oct. 25th, Miss Jones, Cambrian House, Bala. Oct. 21st, aged 54, at 38, Zante-street, Liverpool, Elizabeth Webster, a native of Corwen.
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n GOBOWEN. DRUNK OR DYING.—A very serious case of mis- using paralysis for drunkenness occurred at Gobowen on Sunday week, although we are certainly of opinion that no culpable negligence can be charged on those concerned in the unfortunate occurrence. The facts of the case, So far as we can ascertain, are that on Sunday horning week a Mrs. Evans, wife of one of the Great Western Railway Company's servants, of the timber department, was a passenger by the 9.40 train from Shrewsbury to Gobowen, in the neighbourhood of which latter place she was going to visit some relatives. By some means She went past her destination on going down, and Went on as far as Ruabon. When it was found here that she had made a mistake or something 8he was sent back by the next train, and arrived at Gobowen at about eleven or twelve. She was then asked for her ticket, but she would not give it up. The ticket collector sent for the station- faster, Mr. Baines, and when he came to her lie Noticed she had been sick all down her breast. lIe asked her for the ticket, but she never spoke, and only gave an incomprehensible smile. He 8aW she had the ticket in her hand and pointed to it, but it was some five minutes before she gave it up. As soon as she had done this he left her, With the impression that she had been drinking. about two o'clock one of the porters went to Mr. Baines and told him that there were a lot of boys teasing a woman in the station, and he, as lfc is customary to close the station on Sundays at all but train hours, said to the mall" Turn them out." This, evidently, the porter did and Irs. ■Evans went along with them. In the road th< children continued to annoy her and she went and stood on the door steps of the Hart and Trumpet Hotel, but the landlord told her to go away, he also being under the impression that 'he was drunk. At about three o'clock the attention of Mr. Phillips, of the Cross Foxes, was called to her, and taking compassion on her con- dition sent a man to fetch her in. As soon as she Altered the parlour he found she had every appearance of being very ill, and drove off at once for Dr. Lloyd, of Chirk, who returned at once and pronounced the case one of paralytic stroke, khe had continued perfectly speechless and was Suite unable to articulate or give any account of herself whatever. From papers and letters found On her, however, it was ascertained who she was and Mr. Baines, having heard the further par- ticulars, at once telegraphed for the husband. Mrs. Evans remained at the Cross Foxes till lVIonday morning, when she was removed on a couch to her home. We have not heard how she 18, but we believe the case was of a very serious nature. We may add that Mr. Baines is extremely sorry at the mistake he made so too No doubt is the landlord of the Hart and Trumpet; but Mr. Baines has on several occasions be- friended persons and taken them to his own home, Where, after partial restoration they have com- menced violence and abuse, and he was naturally very cautious on this occasion. As to her being Put out of the station, of course, it was quite by mistake, but with the impression that she was in drink it was only proper that she should be put away from the danger of falling on to the line. MOLD. MOLD CHORAL SOClETY.- Weare glad to state that the recent practices of this choir has been ^ell attended, the result being that much progress has been made. A public rehearsal was held at Westminster-road schoolroom last Wednesday evening. The choir rendered two or three choruses and the remainder of the programme Was sustained by several local amateurs. Mr. C. P. Morgan kindly presided. The meeting was Well attended. FOOTBALL" BERWYN RANGERS (LLANGOLLEN) V. RUTHIN. The above match was played at Ruthin on Saturday last, in the presence of a large number of spectators. The weather was very fine, and the Rangers' captain having won the toss, elected to play with a strong wind in his favour, and, im- mediately the ball was put in motion, it became apparent that a good and exciting game was to be expected. In about ten minutes, however, from the start, W. H. Roberts cleverly landed the ball between the Rangers' goal. Several runs were made by the Visitors' forwards to the Ruthin goal, as now they fought with greater determination, and J. Jones, the Rangers' half-back, was not to be denied he completely conquered the home team forwards every time, and returned the ball in front of his forwards, who, playing well together, and passing the ball with great judgment from wing to wing, N&anaged to elude the home team backs, and W. Roberts, by a splendid shot, made matters equal, pie game now stood in a very exciting position, and both sides worked hard to score. Several shots were made by the Visitors' forwards at their opponents' goal, but all to no effect. At half-time the game stood-Ruthin one goal, Berwyn Rangers one goal. On changing ends, the home team had the advantage of a strong wind, but no further score was made by either side, and the game ended In a draw. Of the Visitors, J. Jones, as half-back, Played in grand form, and, without doubt, best on the field. Jim Richards also played in excellent form. R. Jones and George Jones, as backs, Played with great determination, and their kicks were hard and clean. Adams played in goal in his Usual style. The forwards, who are among the fastest in the Principality, played well together, and their long passing and swift runs were very effective, especially with the wind, the first half time. Humphreys was by far the best of the backs, his kicks being well judged, and he very seldom kicked the ball out of play. The following were the teams :—Berwyn Rangers: Goal, H. Adams; backs, G. Jones and R. Jones half-backs, J. Jones, E. Jones, and J. Richards right wing, Joe Jones and J, Edwards centre, T. Roberts; left wing, W. Roberts and J. Roberts. Ruthin: Goal, Elias Owen backs, J. Humphreys and J. Roberts half- backs. R. Williams, Mostyn, and R. Maddocks; right wing, W. P. Owen and Alun Lloyd; centre, W. H. Roberts; left wing, Goodwin and Simon. Umpires, Messrs. W. A.. Thomas and W. Lloyd. Referee, Mr. E. Morris. THE WELSH ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUP.— On Saturday afternoon the following first ties in the contest for this cup were played off :-Druids beat Dolgelley by six goals to nil. Druids (2nd team) played Aberystwyth at Dolgelley, when the Druids Were thrown out by two goals to one. Mold beat Coedpoeth by four to three played at Coedpoeth. At Corwen, Rhostyllen beat Corwen by seven goals to one. Wrexham Athletic beat Wrexham Hare and Hounds by two to one. Chirk beat Oswestry White Stars by four goals to three played at Chirk.