THE COAL TRADE. On Friday afternoon an interview took place at Wrexham between the North Wales coalowners and delegates representing 8,000 men on the wages question. As the result of the interview, the masters offered to give an advance of 5 per cent., to commence on Monday. The delegates refused to accept this offer, but promised to consult the men at the several collieries. At a meeting of delegates at Wrexham on Monday, it was decided to accede to the offer of the masters rather than strike. There is a growing disposition among colliers in Welsh colliery centres to insist upon 10 per cent. advance. Two thousand Merthyr colliers have appointed a deputation to wait upon the managers, and in Aberdare a similar step has been taken. The same determination has been evinced amongst the men of the Associated Collieries, at which 30,000 hands are employed, and an early advance is anticipated.
DENBIGH. NORTH WALES COLLEGE.-We understand that the committee have selected the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph to be their president. The sum subscribed towards this college at present is £ 1500. YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY, SWAN LANE CHAPEL.— The Rev. T. Nicholson delivered a most interesting lecture on the life and labours of the late noble and telling poet Henry Kirke White, before a good attendance in the Independent Chapel, Swan-lane, on Thursday week. A TERRIFIC STORM raged in this town on Monday and Tuesday last. On Wednesday, rain fell in torrents and snow came down heavily on the hills, the cold being intense. GUY FAWKES' DAY.—The celebration of the Guy Fawkes' conspiracy took place on Monday night. The Grammar School boys burnt a huge bonfire and made a grand display of fireworks, Also the tradesmen's assistants created quite an excitement in High-street by burning a well-made effigy of Guy Fawkes, but, whilst in the act, the police interfered, stopped the proceedings, and cleared the thoroughfare. NORTH WALES COUNTIES ASYLUM.—A very agreeable amateur concert was given by the officers and staff of this institution on Tuesday evening week. The majority of the patients of both sexes were able to attend, and much appre- ciated the entertainment, which was. also patro- nised by a considerable number of the neighbour- ing gentry, whose presence on these occasions tends to produce a very favourable influence over the inmates.
FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. The weather on Saturday was very unfavourable for playing, a strong wind prevailing. The fol- lowing matches came off The tie in the first round for the Wales and Border Counties Cup between the Hare and Hounds (Wrex- ham) and Coedpoeth, played at Coedpoeth, remains undecided, each side scoring a goal. In the same round of cup ties the Berwyn Rangers (Llangollen) gave a crushing defeat to Blackpark, at that place, taking five goals to their nil, and debarring them from the slightest chance of scoring. For the Rangers, the play of the left wing, J. E. Jones and E. Jones, produced a most favourable impression, the former, by the way, placing the leather thrice between the posts. The other two were scored by T. Attwell, who, by his scientific and dashy play, promises to be no ordinary centre player. J. Richards, R. Roberts, and D. Parry were also in their best form, and yielded much assistance. Ruthin, playing for the same cup, beat Denbigh, at Denbigh, by three goals and two disputed to none. After the match the victors were rather riotous, and at night several contests, carried on in a more savage than pugilistic manner, took place. So noisy had Phillip Jones, Borthyn, Ruthin, become at the railway station that the officials had to take him into custody, and on Monday was brought before the magistrates and fined 5s. and costs. The White Stars (Oswestry) playing Trefonen on the Oswestry Town Club ground, beat them by one to none. For the English Association Challenge Cup, the first round of ties were to be played on or before Saturday. Oswestry met the Druids in Wynnstay Park, the result being a draw-one goal each Blackburn Olympic beat Accrington by six to three and Bolton Wanderers beat Bootle by six to one (the one being kicked by W. Roberts).
STORMS AND FLOODS. The heavy rainfall and high wind caused two breaches in a portion of the Llandudno and Fes- tiniog Railway on Sunday afternoon. For some distance the river Conway runs almost parallel with the section of the line between Talycafn and Llan- rwst, and the floods being very high, precautionary measures were observed on Sunday, men being stationed at frequent intervals along the iine. In the afternoon two breaches were discovered, one on either side of Llanrwst. Mr. Smith, the divisional engineer, Mr. Maguire, and Inspector Port, were soon on the spot and the renewal of the line was immediately started by a large gang of men. Pas- sengers were conveyed in traps between Bettws-y- Coed and Talycafn for two days, traffic being resumed on the line on Tuesday. So great Was the flood that at one time it was feared the bridge on the new road between Llanrwst and Trefriw would be carried away, while the toll-gate keeper and family, suspecting a like fate, were rescued through much peril on horseback. Damage to the amount of some £200 was done to the Gwydir estate. Rain again fell heavily on Tuesday night through- outCheshire and NorthWales. Two men experienced a narrow escape of the Dee. They were caught by the floods when driving some cattle home. and had to remain breast high in the water some hours before help came. On Wednesday rain fell in torrents in Denbigh- shire, Carnarvonshire, and Anglesey, and the wind blew very stiffly from the south-west. During the earlier part of the day there were frequent showers of hail, and in the'afternoon a thunderstorm passed over the district. The Fryars, a house about a mile from Beaumaris, was struck by lightning and damaged. 8
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PARLIAMENT. In the House of Commons, on Thursday, the questions put to the Minister elicited statements from Mr. Gladstone as to the British occupation of Egypt and the proposed annuity to General Wolseley and Admiral Seymour, from Mr. Fawceft as to the new annuity and insurance tables, from Mr. Campbell Bannerman as to Captain Gill's mission, and from Mr. Trevelyan as to the Administration of the Irish Land Act. The debate on Mr. Gibson's amendment to the first of the procedure rules to substitute a two- thirds for a bare majority was resumed. At midnight the House divided on the amend- ment, vhen it was rejected by a majority of 84 votes. On Friday, Mr. A Bartlett gave notice of motion to the effect that the Government, having caused the war in Egypt by their mistakes, ought to consult Parliament with regard to their policy in that country in order to avoid greater evils. Mr. Childers explained that no worship was paid by the Mussulmans to the Mecca carpet, but that the hoodah, or litter, which was supposed to represent the presence of the Suzerain, had always been the object of honour and was annually saluted as the Queen's colours were saluted throughout her Majesty's dominions. Sir Garnet Wolseley, as military governor of Cairo, considered that the British troops should give the same salute as that given by Egyptians, and in doing so he was acting within the regulations of the service. Sir C. Dilke stated that no representations had been addressed to the Government by any of the Great Powers on the subject of Lord Dufferin's mission to Egypt. Representations had been made by the Porte, but under a misconception, which had been explained. The Government knew nothing of any special Turkish mission to Egypt. The debate on the first resolution of procedure was resumed by Mr. Harcourt, who moved an amend- ment to the effect that the cloture should not be applied unless it should appear to have been supported by five-eighths of those present. Mr. Gladstone opposed, remarking that in the main the question had already been decided by the vote of the house, and that from the Govern- ment point of view there was nothing further to argue upon. Discussion, however, followed, and Mr. Newdegate urged that if the Opposition protracted the debate they would do a service to the country, because no subject was less under- stood out of doors than the procedure of the House of Commons. The amendment was negatived by 146 to 70. An amendment by Mr. Salt, making it necessary that a motion to stop a debate should, to be decided in the affirmative, be supported by 300 instead of 200 as suggested in the Government resolution, was defeated by 72 to 35. Mr. Broderick's amendment, that where there was a majority of 200 the cloture should not be put in force unless the minority was less than 150, was rejected by 84 agianst 45. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Sir Stafford Northcote gave notice that he will on as early a day as he can find bring on a debate as to the continued occupation of Egypt by British troops. The debate on the first rule of procedure was resumed, and has now reached its crucial Stage, Sir Stafford Northcote having submitted his motion for the rejection of the resolution. The speech of the leader of the Opposition was replied to by the Home Secretary, and the debate was eventually adjourned on the motion of Lord Lymington. In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, Sir Stafford Northcote gave notice that on Friday he would ask the Prime Minister to name a day for the discussion of his motion with reference to Egyptian affairs. In reply to Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Mr. Evelyn Ashley said the scheme sanctioned by Lord Kimberley and which the Cape Colony, the Transvaal, and the Orange Free iitate were to unite in sending a mounted force to repress the aggressions of lawless Boers and other friendly Kaffir chiefs had fallen through owing to the refusal of the Transvaal and Orange Free State to participate in it. Peace had been restored on the Transvaal border, but it did not seem likely to be permanent. The debate on Sir Stafford Northcote's first proposal to negative Mr. Gladstone's first resolution on procedure was resumed by Lord Lymington. The debate was again adjourned, the House rising soon after twelve o'clock.
THE SITUATION IN EGYPT. The whole interest in the Eastern question is at present concentrated in the mission of Earl Dufferin to Egypt. His lordship arrived in Cairo on Tuesday night, and had an interview with the Khedive on Wednesav. A communication, from Dr. Schweinfurth, shows that the Soudan, and, generally speaking Southern Egypt, is in a very serious condition. A telegram dated Cairo Sunday, states that the object of the expedition to be sent against the False Prophet Midhi is approved of throughout the North of Egypt, and that authorities have good reason to be satisfied with the attitude of the Egyptian officers, many of whom have expressed a desire to accompany the troops about to be despatched against the impostor Midhi. Dr. Schweinfurth has expressed the opinion that the military operations in the Soudan will last eighteen months. The Egyptian Government has decided to procure the assistance of English counsel for the prosecution of the rebel leaders. Germany, we are assured from Berlin, will aid England in her endeavour to give as much power as practicable to the Egyptians in the management of their affairs. From another source we learn that all European Powers except France are in accord respecting this point. The Prosecution Committee is now sitting daily at Alexandria. It appears from a telegram dated Monday, that up to the present time, out of 380 prisoners, 50 have been found guilty, and will be tried by court martial. Preparations are being made to despatch 8000 p troops to the Soudan within the next fortnight. The Daily News says:—The French Govern- ment still preserve their attitude of resistance to the proposal of her Majesty's Government that the control of the Egyptian debt should be undertaken by a single Commissioner, to be nominated by the Khedive. The French Government have not at any time swerved from their position that the Joint Control still exists and can be broken up only by the mutual consent of the two Powers which established it.
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HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. Upwards of 100 jurors were on Friday fined £ 5 each for not attending the Dublin Commission Court. A violent storm at Alexandria has blown down some ruined buildings, by which several Arabs were killed. Twelve additional bodies have been recovered at Dinas Colliery, where an explosion occurred some years since. It is announced that the Hon. Cecil Raikes intends to resign his seat for Preston in order to contest Cambridge. Mrs. Langtry made her first appearance before an American audience on Monday night, with, it is stated, complete success. The Dean of Bangor, who has been on a voyage to America to recruit after an attack of typhoid fever, returned to the diocese on Monday. The hospital tents in the Bishop's park, Bangor, were struck on Sunday, there being now ample accommodation at Fair-view for the few patients. The colour of the ribbon attached to the war medal about to be issued to the army and navy engaged in the Egyptian campaign will be blue and white. The old woman who was lately lost for a day in Gwrych Castle wood, being found about ten o'clock at night, died on Saturday last from the result of the exposure. The Prince of Wales's Indian Collection has been lent by him to the Danish Court, and is now laid out in the Queen Dowager's palace at Copenhagen for public exhibition. A telegram from Halifax. Canada, dated Tuesday, states that the asylum for the poor in that town has been destroyed by fire, and 31 helpless patients have been burnt to death. The late Mr. J. E. Powell, of Nantcos, has left a bequest of books, pictures, and antiquities to the University College of Wales, amounting to the value of about £ 2000. Mr. Edward Morris, Rhyl, assistant inspector of schools, was the only one who obtained the B.A. degree at the examination held at Trinity College, Dublin, on the 13th and 14th inst. Robert Griffith, quarry labourer, Llanberis, in custody at Carnarvon charged with attempting to murder his two illegitimate children, of whom his wife is the mother, was on Saturday discharged. The polling at Edinburgh on Friday resulted in the return of Mr. Waddy. Q.C., by a majority of 737 votes over his opponent, Mr. Renton. Both candi- dates belong to the Liberal party, as did the late member. Plas Newydd, the ancestral mansion of the Marquis of Anglesey, which has been empty since the death of Lady Willoughby de Broke, four years ago, has been leased for a term of years for con- version into an establishment for dipsomaniacs. The third of a series of exhibitions of articles used as food, taking the word in its widest signifi- cance, has been opened in the large and substantial building known as Humphrey's-hall, opposite the Duke of Wellington's Riding School at Knights- bridge. We understand that the French Channel Tunnel Company are progressing favourably with their works; that they have now reached a point 416 metres from the shaft, which is under the sea at high tide and that they are now working in a perfectly dry stratum. A banquet was given at the Town Hall, Liverpool, on Friday evening, to Sir J. Whittaker Ellis, Bart., Lord Mayor of London, by the mayors and provosts of the United Kingdom. The Mayor of Liverpool presided, and among the guests were Lord Sandon, M.P., and Lord Claud J. Hamilton, M.P. It is announced from Cairo that a number of members of the Assembly of Notables have resolved to present three swords of honour to British officers. One is intended for Sir Garnet Wolseley, another for the officer who first entered Cairo, and the third to an officer nominated by the Queen. Two London clerks named Wells and Callagham had a quarrel on Thursday week, in the course of which Wells shot and dangerously wounded Callagham with a revolver, and then killed himself by placing the muzzle in his mouth and firing. Jealousy is said to have caused the tragedy. According to accounts from Austrian Poland and South Russia, the winter has already set in, and the weather is unseasonably cold. In Eastern Galicia there have been heavy snowfalls. At Podaice three pheasants have been frozen to death. At Wilna a labourer met with the same fate. Zoe Gayton, an actress, who has played the role of Mazeppa, at Sanger's and other circuses, was on Friday sentenced at the County Sessions to four months' imprisonment for stealing wearing apparel from her lodgings in Bootle. William Marshall, a theatrical manager, charged with complicity in the offence, was acquitted. The Duke of Connaught arrived at Dover on Monday afternoon, and was met by the Duchess, other members of the Royal Family, and many persons of distinction. His Royal Highness went on by special train to London, where a warm popular reception was given to him. That the French Government regard the recent Socialist movement throughout the country as dangerous is shown by the fact that they have, by a ministerial decree published in the Journal Official, practically prohibited the carriage of dynamite by rail, even in the smallest quantities. At a meeting of the managers of the Metropolitan Asylums District, held the other day, a letter' was read from the Local Government Board announcing that in the face of the large increase of scarlet and other fevers in the metropolis they gave their assent to the application of the managers for power to re- open both the Fulham and Hampstead Small-pox Hospitals for the reception of fever patients. One of the heroes of Tel-el-Kebir, James M'Dermott, a private in the Highland Light Infantry, was on Friday charged before Mr. Raffles with stealing a furlough paper and some money from a private in the Royal Artillery while travelling from Chester to Liverpool. As the prosecutor expressed a wish to withdraw from the charge, the magistrates allowed him to do so. In consequence of the recent floods, an alarming mountain slip, endangering a colliery in which large numbers are employed, has taken place at Aberdare. Some thousand tons of earth gave way, and slipped down so close to the shaft of the pit that fears are entertained that it will fill up. A lamp-room a few yards from the pit's mouth was completely swept away, and the debris rolled down to the pit's mouth. Rival deputations from Cardiff and Swansea waited upon Mr. Mundella on Friday to urge the claims of those towns as the locale for the proposed college in South Wales, Cardiff holding out the inducement that £21.000 had been subscribed towards the scheme. Mr. Mundella deprecated rivalry, and urged the appointment of some person to decide upon the site. The Rev. S. F. Green was released on Saturday evening from Lancaster Castle, and proceeded by the 8 30 train to Morecambe, arriving there about nine o'clock. Notwithstanding that his release was not generally known, he was identified by several persons at the station, but no demonstration was made, and he at once proceeded to his wife's lodgings. He appeared to be in fair health and excellent spirits. Early on Sunday morning week the mail train from Holyhead, when near Llanfairfechan, was struck by a projecting substance from a goods train. The foremost and rearmost guard's vans were struck and portions of the sides torn off, and the postoffice van was also struck, the side and network for receiving post bags being carried away. The mail train was brought up within 200 yards without further damage resulting. The Flint and Denbigh hounds have had a capital cubbing season. They have been out eleven times, bringing 8 brace to hand, and running 4 brace to ground. Hounds had to work for their fox on each occasion and on the 20th ult. they had a really good hunting run with an old dog fox, whom they rolled over after two hours across the best' country. Distance, fourteen miles as hounds ran, or from point to point, seven miles. Foxes are plentiful throughout the district. Some days ago a warehouse porter, named Edward Rees Davies, procured a bottle containing liquid to remove a wart from his hand, and as he was going along the street the bottle exploded, the contents burning his face. The result was that eight days afterwards he died of hemorrhage of the bowels, caused by the burns on his face. At the inquest, it was stated that Davies had said that the bottle had contained quicksilver and something else, but the medical evidence failed to throw any light on the nature of the explosive substance. The occurrence should be a warning to people not to purchase mysterious mixtures except under competent advice.
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] L LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank rate is unaltered. Mr. Lalor, M.P. for Queen's County, announces his intention of resigning his seat in consequence of ill health. A Cairo telegram, to-day, states that the Egyptian Government have issued a notification announcing the abolition of the European control. The officers and men of the Indian contingent, who arrived in London yesterday, from Egypt, to-day visited Lord Hartington at the Indian Office. A telegram from Lyons, to-day, states that a t, socialist meeting was held last night at which the proceedings were very tumultuous, the reporters being hustled and the police pelted with mud.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follows:— s. d. s d. Whitewheat 5 6 to 6 4 Red wheat 5 0 to 6 0 Malting barley (per 701b.) 4 6 to 5 6 Grinding do 3 9 to 4 3 Old oats 4 0 to 4 6 New do 3 0 to 3 9 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 10 Veal ditto 0 7 to 0 9 Mutton ditto. 0 9 to 0 10 Lamb (per lb.) 0 9 to 0 10 Rabbits (each) 1 0 to 1 2 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 5 0 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 5 Trout ditto 0 0 to 1 0 Soles ditto 0 0 to 1 6 Apples (per hund.) 4 0 to 5 0 Potatoes (per measure) 3 0 to 3 6 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 2 Butter (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 5 Eggs 10 to 12 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. There was a moderate attendance at our Exchange this morning. Wheat mes with a fair enquiry at about last Friday's quotations. Flour was quiet and in limited demand, at late rates. Indian corn in moderate request, at about 2d. per cental advance on the closing prices of last market day. A good business was done in beans at full rates, Egyptian selling at 7s. 7d. to 7s. 8d., and mixed at 7s. 4d. to 7s. 5d. per cental. Peas sold for next Thursday's arrival, at 7s. 8d. per cental for Canadian. Oats and oatmeal were firm at late prices. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 5s. 6d. to 6s. 4d.; red wheat, 5s. Od. to 6s. Od. barley. 3s. 9d. to 5s. 6d.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. Od.; potatoes, Os. OOd. to 0s. Od. per 32 lbs. new potatoes, 12 lbs. for 6d.; butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, 6 to 10 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. Od. to 6s. 6d. per couple.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, 9" DEATHS. BIRTHS. Oct. 17th, the wife of Mr. John Williams, Church- street, Llangollen, of a son. Nov. 1st, the wife of the Rev. D. S. Thomas, Con- gregational minister, Llanfair-Caereinion, of a daughter. Nov. 7th, the wife of Mr. Probert, the Castle Estate Office, Ruthin, of a daughter, still-born. MARRIAGES. Oct. 24th, at St. Mary's, Chester, by the Rev. W. T. Giles, assisted by the Rev. J. D. Edwards, vicar of Rhosymedre, and Rev. W. Jones, Rhosymedre, Edward Lloyd Jones, mining engineer, Rhosymedre, to Jane Frances, youngest daughter of Elias Puleston, Old Bank House, Wem. Nov. 4th, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. Thomas Jones, Mr. William Roberts, Bronygraig, Corwen, to Miss Mary Jones, Brynmawr, Llantysilio, near Llangollen. DEATHS. Nov. 3rd, aged 49 years, Hannah, the beloved wife of Mr. Watkin Jones, Ten Acre-lane, Newton Heath, Manchester. The deceased had been a faithful member of the Welsh Wesleyan denomination for upwards of 35 years, was truly a mother in Israel," and her removal will be a great loss to the friends at Coleary-street Chapel. Oct. 31st, Mrs. SarahThomas, Nant-ganol, Rhiwlas, Llansilin. Nov. 3rd, aged 67, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. John Allmand, Park Lodge, Wrexham. Nov. 5th, aged 54, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. George Bradley, Grove Park, Wrexham. Oct. 22nd, at Prestatyn, Mrs. Jones, mother of Mrs. J. Morgan, The Rectory, Denbigh. Oct. 29th, aged 39, at 15, Cazneau-street, Liverpool, Ann, wife of Mr. Evan Ellis, late of the Pentre Farm, Llangynhafal. Nov. 5th, aged 12, after a few days' severe illness, Phoebe Maria, daughter of Mr. R. Ellis, Bron-y- dyffryn, near Denbigh.
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BALA. SERIOUS POACHING AFFRAY.—At the Bala Police Court on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, John Jones, Richard Roberts, Lewis Thomas, and William Humphreys, were remanded on a charge of night poaching on the estate of Mr. R. J. LI. Price of Rhiwlas. One of the prisoners, Lewis Thomas, had his head bandaged, and his face was badly disfigured.—At the Petty Sessions on Saturday, before L. Thomas, R. Robins, J. Jones, jun., and W, Humphreys, Esqs., the prisoners were brought up, with the exception of Lewis Thomas. The governor of Ruthin gaol produced a medical certificate to the effect that owing to severe bleeding from the wound on his scalp Thomas was not fit to be removed to Bala. In the poaching case Mr. Adams prosecuted, and Mr. A. Lloyd of Ruthin defended.-The case was adjourned till Saturday, in order that Mr. Adams might call witnesses for the defence.—W. Guest, head keeper to Mr. Price of Rhiwlas, said that a few weeks ago at the Bull's Head Hotel, Bala, the prisoner Roberts said :—" I will never be taken by a Llanidloes keeper again. I will shoot him." At midnight on October 28th, witness saw the prisoners in the woods near Rhiwlas, and when he with four other keepers approached them, they told him to stand back or they would shoot him, but being intent with securing the men, they went towards them when Lewis Thomas and Richard Roberts fired at the keepers, one of the shots passing through the coat and vest of a man named Evan Jones, and another just grazed his trousers. The other two ran away. Roberts afterwards struck witness with his gun and made a hole through his hat and a cut on his ear. Witness knocked him down, handcuffed him to Lewis Thomas, and handed them over to P.C. Wm. Jones.—The witness was cross-examined at length by Mr. Lloyd, with reference to the conduct of the keepers, the sticks which they carried and made use of, and the degree of violence displayed in capturing the prisoners.-Evidence was given by Dr. Williams, who dressed Guest's ear, by Evan Jones, J. Millen, keeper, and S. Tudor, valet to Mr. Price, as to the number of shots fired, and the time when they were let off.—The prisoners were then remanded to Saturday next. LLANDUDNO. THE WEATHER.—A series of storms of wind and rain of the most severe nature broke over this town during last week and the early part of the present week. LECTURE.—An interesting lecture on Mission Work in Brittany" was delivered on Tuesday evening, at the Iron Church, by the Rev. James Williams, who has laboured as missionary in that country for 30 years, Dr. Nichol, J.P., presiding. THE LANDUDNO IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS' ELECTIONS.—On Tuesday, in the Court of Queen's Bench, the case of the Queen v. Young came before Mr. Justice Field and Mr. Justice Stephen, sitting in banco. This was the argument of a rule nisi for a quo warranto calling upon Mr. John Mackenzie Young, Conservative, to show by what authority he claimed to exercise the office of a member of the Llandudno Improvement Commissioners. It was alleged that Mr. Morgan Williams, Liberal, received a majority of legal votes over the respondent, and that the returning officer counted and recorded in favour of Mr. Young votes which ought not to have been recorded for him, and refused to count and record votes in favour of Mr. Morgan Williams which ought to have been counted for him. Their lordships made the rule absolute, and the case was sent down for trial. CORWEN. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.—The following notice appeared in the London Gazette of Tuesday: —"Evan Jones and Samuel Hughes, trading as Jones and Hughes, Corwen, Merionethshire, timber, coal, and lime merchants, and sawmill proprietors and dealers in building materials; E. Jones retires." COUNTY COURT—ABSENCE OF THE JUDGE.— This court was to have been held on Friday, and there were about 30 cases entered for hearing. The Registrar disposed of the undefended cases, and the people waited in court until five o'clock in the hope that the judge, Mr. Homersham Cox, would appear. In this they were disappointed, for Mr. Cox did not put in an appearance. We understand Mr. Cox held a court at Bala on the same day, and heavy business there, no doubt, prevented his attendance at Corwen. This is a great inconvenience to the public, and surely some alteration in the arrangement will be made in future. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS, Friday.-Before Capt. Taylor, Hon. C. H. Wynn, and Dr. Walker. Charge of Larceny at Glyndyfrdwy.—Robert Roberts was charged with having, on Saturday, Oct. 28th, stolen a silver watch and chain from the person of John Robinson, at the Berwyn Inn, Glyndyfrdwy. Inspector Williams conducted the prosecution. John Robinson said on Saturday night he was at the Berwyn Inn, in the taproom, with the prisoner and several others. He had his watch and chain then. He was lodging at the inn, and after the people had left at ten o'clock, he wound up his watch and put it in his vest pocket. He was alone in the taproom and fell asleep, and when he awoke about eleven o'clock he missed his watch and chain.—By the Bench The watch produced was his, and he valued it at £ 1 10s.—Elizabeth Hughes said she was a servant at the Berwyn Inn.-She opened the front door and let the prisoner in with some luggage about half-past ten. She went to the dining room, and when she came out she found prisoner sitting close to the prosecutor in the tap-room.—The prosecutor was sleeping. Prisoner afterwards went away. Cross-examined by prisoner.-She saw Geo. Eastick in the house about a quarter to eleven.—Witness (to the Bench)—Eastick was also in the tap-room, sitting near the prosecutor, and he came out and left the prisoner there.— By the Bench-When Eastick and prisoner were sitting in the taproom prosecutor was asleep.- P.C. Roberts said on Monday, Oct. 30th, he found the prisoner at the Sun Inn, Glyndyfrdwy. He charged him with stealing the watch and chain, and he said, "I have not got the watch now, I gave it to some man in Corwen." Prisoner after- wards said, "I have it in my grandfather's house in Corwen, under the clock, and I will go and fetch it if you will let me go." He went with the prisoner to his grandfather's house, and the prisoner fetched a watch from under a clock and gave it to him. When he took the prisoner to the police station he asked the prosecutor, in the presence of the prisoner, whether that was his watch. Prosecutor replied that it was, but it had been damaged.-Prisoner made no statement, and was committed to the next Quarter Sessions, to be held in January. GLYNDYFRDWY. THE SERVICES OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE HARVEST were held in the Parish Church on Thursday, November 2nd. There was an afternoon service in English at 3, and a Welsh service at 7 in the evening. The Rev. R Bowcott preached in English, and the Rev. D. Williams, rector of Llandyrnog, in Welsh-both of them well known for unusual pulpit ability. It was Mr. Bowcott's last sermon in the diocese of St. Asaph, prior to his departure on the morrow for his new, far-distant sphere of labour at Warnham, Sussex. His impressive discourse delivered extemporaneously was all the more weighty for that reason. In the evening the Rector of Llandyrnog for the space of an hour enchained the attention of the large congregation present, with his forcible style of delivery, while he drew lesson after lesson in a most interesting manner from Our Lord's miracle of feeding the five thousand. The offertory at each service was for the St. Asaph Church Extension Society. The church was nicely decorated for the occasion, and we observed several clergy present at each -service. RUABON. A THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE HARVEST was held in the Parish Church on Friday evening, the sermon being preached by the Rev. Canon Richardson, rector of Corwen. The service was, as usual, very largely attended. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion with flowers, evergreens, fruits, and corn, the sacred edifice presenting a very pleasing and unique appearance. The following ladies undertook the work of decorating:—Mrs. Barrat, Mrs. Bushby, Mrs. Shaw, Misses Edwards (The Vicarage), Misses Leighton, Miss Arthur, Miss Thompson, Miss Murless, Miss Hardmeate, Miss Bushby, Miss Roberts, and Miss Wilson (Wrexham). PETTY SESSIONS, Friday.-Before Edmund Peel, Esq., chairman; Edward Evans, and Owen Slaney Wynne, Esq. Application.—Mr. Richards, solicitor, Llan- gollen, applied on behalf of Messrs. John Samuel and Aveling Tanqueray, Llangollen, for a tem- porary licence to carry on the Pigeons Inn, Cefn Mawr, till the next general licensing day. Their former tenant had left the country. The applicants were now in possession, and were able to put a suitable tenant in the house.—Applica- tion granted. Disorderly and Refusing to Quit.- W m. Meares, John Hughes, Wm. Jarvis, and John Jones were summoned for quarrelsome and disorderly conduct at the Queen's Head Inn, Penycae, and with refusing to quit when requested to do so by Daniel Davies, the landlord.—Mrs. Davies said she gave the men some beer, being afraid of them.-Defendants denied the charge.—John Jones was fined 10s., and the other defendants 7s. 6d., with costs in each case. Assault Cases.-Edward Rogers was charged with assaulting Mr. Thomas Griffiths, landlord of the Wynnstay Arms, Rhosymedre, and defendant pleading guilty was fined 5s. and 8s. 6d. cost.- Mary Morris, the Ponkey, summoned Thomas Jones for an assault on the 29th October, and he was fined 12s. including costs.—Edward Evans, for assaulting Felix O. Wright, at Cefn, on October 3rd, by knocking two of his teeth out, was fined 15s. including costs. Rates.—Mr. C. Wright summoned several parties for arrears of poor rates.-Orders were made in several cases, some of which were settled before being called on. Drunk.—John Bowen, Cefn Mawr, was charged by P.C. Tanner with disorderly conducr while drunk on October 28th, and was fined 5s. and costs. WREXHAM. A LECTURE.—On Monday evening, at the Chester-street Congregational Chapel, the Rev. H. J. Haffer, delivered a lecture entitled "A Scamper through Switzerland." The lecture, which was deeply interesting, was beautifully illustrated by dissolving views exhibited by Mr. J. Culey, Cefn Mawr, with the aid of his power- ful lime-light apparatus. The attendance was numerous, and the lecture highly appreciated: BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the weekly meeting, on Thursday, the clerk reported that the cost of indoor and outdoor relief in the Wrexham Union for the past half-year was £5471, being an increase of £ 187 as compared with the correspon- ding half-year of 1881.-Three girls were ordered to be sent from the workhouse to the Sheltering Home, Byrom-street, Liverpool, to be trained as domestic servants, the master being empowered to procure them the requisite outfits. POCKET PICKING AT THE SALVATION ARMY.—A case of pocket picking occurred at the Salvation Army meeting in the Public Hall on Sunday night. The hall was as usual crowded, and a young lady, who had been seated in the gallery, discovered on leaving the building that her watch had been taken. A search was made for the missing article, but without avail. The glass was found, and the swivel of the chain had been much damaged. The police were com- municated with, and have now the matter in hand. EXAMINATION OF PUPIL TEACHERS.—On Satur- day a general examination of pupil teachers was held in the Girls' British School, by Mr. Morgan Owen, H.M. Inspector of Schools, and Mr. E. Morris, inspector's assistant, when upwards of sixty pupil teachers were examined from schools whose inspectional year dates from first November. By far the greater number of pupil teachers were in the earlier years of their apprenticeship, and a few were in the fourth or fifth year. The only difference in the examination this year was that the females were all required to sew in the presence of the inspector. THE AMATEUR ART EXHIBITION.—The amateur art and industrial exhibition opened at West- minster Buildings, Hope-street (by the kind permission of Mr. Evan Morris), on the 1st inst., was closed on Wednesday, when a drawing, under the sanction of the Board of Trade, took place for a certain number of the exhibits. The exhibition has been a most successful one in every point of view. The exhibits were numerous and included many of marked excellence, and the attendance has been very much larger than was expected. HALKYN. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Sunday, Oct. 29th, being the anniversary of the consecration of the beautiful church of St. Mary the Virgin, in this parish, commemorative services were held and sermons suited to the occasion preached to large congregations by the Rev. George Williams, Vicar of Glyndyfrdwy. The service at 11 a.m. was in English, and the preacher delivered a very eloquent address to his numerous hearers, on the necessity of cultivating personal holiness in addition to the duty of regular and devout attendance at public worship. The afternoon service was intended for the children of the parish who were present in large numbers, and listened very attentively to the bright and attractive illustrations of the truths of the Christian religion, which the preacher in simple and homely words brought before them. They all appeared to take an intelligent interest in the subject, and when questioned by Mr. Williams, with a view to ascertaining whether they under- stood the meaning of his address, they answered readily and in such a manner as to convince all who heard them that the seed sown in their young minds would doubtless produce fruit, and fruit of that kind which, as Mr. Williams endeavoured to impress upon them, all Christians ought to try to bring forth-" the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God." The evening service (Welsh) was exceedingly well attended and very hearty. Some idea of the efficiency and untiring energy with which Mr. Williams performs the duties of his sacred office may be gathered from the fact that during the last fortnight he has officiated in the widely distant localities of Corwen, Llandrillo, Pontfadog, Llangollen, Meliden, Flint Common and HaIkyn.-F lintshire Observer.