THE STRIKE AT THE LLANDDULAS QUARRIES. THE MILITARY SUMMONED FROM CHESTER. The management had on Thursday arranged for the employment of some 20 men employed at Birkenhead and Liverpool, who were to arrive by the train due at Llanddulas shortly before ten o'clock. To guard against the recurrence of the disturbances which have prevented the introduction of imported labour into the district, there was drafted a large contingent of police from Denbigh- shire and Carnarvonshire. Upon the arrival of the train, the men engaged to supply the places of those on strike found themselves confronted by a great mob, made up chiefly of women and youths. There were drawn up on the platform of the railway station a strong posse of police, under the orders of Superintendent Williams, of Conway, who in the discharge of a difficult and unpleasant duty kept his men well under control. The police did their best to give the Liverpool men a safe conduct to the quarries, but the mob was too strong, and the men had to seek refuge in a house near the railway station, and left for home by the afternoon train. The police being powerless to control the mob, the military were telegraphed for, and two companies of regulars arrived from Chester about three o'clock. Their services were quite unnecessary, as after the departure of the imported hands the place was quiet. D.C.C. Davies, of the Carnarvonshire foroe, visited Llanddulas during the afternoon, and found that there was not the slightest occasion for his remaining there, and the military force which had not been ordered outside the station, departed in the evening for Chester. Those who are respon- sible for summoning the latter are strongly con- demned. It cannot rest directly with the Chief- constable of Carnarvonshire, who has never been near the place, having been confined to his room for the last two months. The lord-lieutenant of' Car- narvonshire (Lord Penrhyn) also disclaims having given any authority. Mr. Keenshaw, who is a county magistrate for Carnarvon, was at his quarries on Friday, and, the men employed by his firm being on strike, it was deemed expedient to furnish him with an escort of a dozen police so far as the railway station, where he took for Carnarvon. So long as there is no renewal of the attempt to import men from a distance, no disturbance is anticipated. The extra police have not been with- drawn. The dispute is whether the men, who have been working at the rate of 16s. weekly, shall sign a guarantee pledging themselves to work for another twelve months at a weekly reduction of Is. The men have signified their readiness to accept the reduction for a reasonable period, but they strongly demur to being tied down for a year. It is also said that the men engaged from Liverpool and Birkenhead have been offered 7s. a day.
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.-Coughs, In- fluenza.-The soothing properties of these medica- ments render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respiratory organs. In common colds and influenza the Pills, taken internally, and the Ointment rubbed over the chest and throat, are exceedingly efficacious. Whenlmfluenza.is epidemic, this treatment is the easiest, safest and surest. Hollowly's Pills purify the blood, remove all obstacles to its free circulation through the lungs, relieve the over-gorged air-tubes, and render respiration free, without reducing the strength, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits; such as are ready means of escaping from suffering when affiicted with colds, couths, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which the llealth of so many is seriously and permanently injured in most countries.
CORRESPONDENCE. [WE do not hold ourselves respon-ible for the opinions of our correspondents.—E D ."] LLANGOLLEN PARISH CHURCH. To the Editor of the "Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-Will you kindly find room in your paper for some few remarks of a late visit to my native home, Llangollen. I felt interested in the old Church,where my mother worshipped more than sixty years ago, and where I was baptised in the year Queen Victoria was born, but how different is the service now from that of former years! At present it seems to me just the same as the service in a Roman Catholic Chapel-a number of boys dressed in white, and all the psalms intoned, the singing of two hymns being the only part within the reach of my humble intellect; and the sermon lasted about 15 minutes. At the close I was reminded of a man who made a splendid human figure, and when finished he turned it round and round, and at last cried out, Alas there is something wanted within." And I might say of this service, Alas it wants spiritual life." In my wanderings I found not many hundred yards off, not only the poor living there, but, as a verifica- tion of the text, having "the gospel preached to them" in its own simplicity. I found there real Christian work, and I say God-speed to the godly men and women who carry on the mission work in Penllyn. Verily they have their reward in a work that seems the most prosperous in Llangollen. If Romanism is much propagated among the Welsh mountains, can anyone wonder at the cry for dis- establishment in Wales ?—Yours, ANTI-ROMANIST. THE PARISH CHURCH. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Dear sir,-I am a constant attendant at the Parish Church and in a position to state that the services are pleasing to the congregation at large. Of course, there are a few malcontents everywhere, but in the Parish Church a small boy can count them on the fingers of one hand and have several fingers to spare. If your correspondent in last week's issue would like to have something to take home with him, I can supply him with a suitable and lasting lesson. It is this "Foul birds stain their own nests." And if he is more easily edified at or near the Chainbridge, I feel sure that the Vicar will grant him his" ticket of leave" on easy terms. As to Disestablishment, your correspondent may rest assured that any steps he may take will neither hasten nor delay such a catastrophe. CHURCHMAN. Llangollen, Dec. 22nd, 1885.
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] L LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. In the bankruptcy court, to-day, a receiving order was made against Mr. Belt, the sculptor, on the application of Sir W. Neville, who had lent him £ 2,000 and £ 12,000 on jewellery which, it is alleged, the debtor falsely declared to be very valuable. THE DISASTROUS COLLIERY EXPLOSION IN SOUTH WALES. Seventy-five bodies have been recovered from the Mardy Colliery, near Pontypridd, where the disas- trous explosion took place yesterday. Volunteers have continued working throughout the night. There are most distressing scenes around the pit's mouth.
TEMPERANCE AND THE ELECTIONS. The following resolutions were adopted by the Executive Committee of the Alliance at its weekly meeting a few days' ago :—(1) That the executive Council of the United Kingdom Alliance, on a survey of the results of the General Election, re- joices to recognise the great and significant fact that on this the first occasion when the extended electorate has voted, more than one-half of the House of Commons has been returned pledged to support such a change in the law as will give power to the people in their respective localities to pro- hibit the sale of intoxicating liquors by an effective measure of local option. (2) That the executive of the United Kingdom Alliance deeply regrets that Sir Wilfrid Lawson is not at present in a position to lead the prohibition party in the House of Com- mons, but must congratulate him on the magnificent support of more than one-half of the House that the principle he has so long advocated has now been secured. At the same time the committee regrets that several esteemed vice-presidents have for the present failed to secure seats, but trusts that the time will soon come when they will be again called upon to render service in Parliament. (3) That the executive of the United Kingdom Alliance is greatly encouraged by the triumphant result of the General Election, as seen in the creation of a large party in the House pledged to vote for the direct popular veto on the sale of intoxicating liquors.
MR. BRADLAUGH'S FUTURE ACTION. Mr. Bradlaugh has been interviewed for the purpose of ascertaining his proposed mode of pro- cedure on the assembling of Parliament on the 12th of January. Mr. Bradlaugh said he could hardly bring himself to believe that there would be any kind of motion made against him when Parliament assembled. A motion, if made, must be in one of two forms, either for expulsion or for exclusion from the precincts of the House. Either motion would be in the highest degree monstrous. His intention was to attend Parliament with all the other members at the earliest possible moment on its assembling. If there should be a contest for the election of a Speaker, he should take part in it; and as to the other formalities for taking his seat, he should seek to fulfil them all in accordance with law and the practice of Parliament, which he held he had never broken. Every statement, however, which had been published as to when he intended to present himself at the table of the House of Commons was absolutely unauthorised. He main- tained that he was in the same position as every other lawfully returned member. He had heard of no petition heing presented against his return, so that the statement that Mr. Richards, who contested the seat, intended to claim it in the event of a hostile vote, was simply ridiculous.
"A miss is as good as a mile," and a great deal ,etter. You can't kiss a mile.-Hartford Times. The blast furnaces in the Ystalyfera Iron and Steel Works, which are among the most extensive works in he Principality, have been extinguished, and opera- ions ceased on Saturday. Upwards of 1000 hands ire said to be affected. A new lifeboat, named the Gem, was on Friday week lespatched for St. David's by the National Lifeboat nstitution. The cost of the new lifeboat and equip- nent was presented to the Institution by the late Mr. rohn Metcalf, of West Huntington Hall, Yorkshire. Last year there were 124,723 acres of fruit orchards n Great Britain. This year the area has increased to L27,532 acres. Last year 52,975 acres were devoted to narket gardens. There are now 59,473 acres devoted 30 this purpose. Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., letfc isryrnbo Hall, near Wrexham, on Tuesday, for London, having been called bo town on important business connected with the coming session. The right honourable gentleman is not expected to be able to return to Wales before the meeting of Parliament. The Queen did a kindly act last week (says Truth) when, as she was driving through Windsor, she observed a cab horse fall down. An outrider was sent 10 make inquiries, and, on learning the nature of the accident, her Majesty caused an intimation to be conveyed to the owner that he should be presented with another horse from the Royal stables. The London Sunday Times says We recently published an article giving some astonishing ex- periences with a remedial agent now being introduced into this country as an alleviator and remover of certain diseases, hitherto considered as incurable. Miraculous cures were mentioned, verified by gentle- men connected with this paper. It would seem im- possible for anything more remarkable to be brought forward. But still more wonderful cases have been brought before our notice, and all old inclinations to doubt and disbelieve have entirely vanished. Mr. W. Y. Peel, nephew of the late Sir Robert Peel, Bachelor of Arts, Cambridge University, had his attention ca.lled to the remedy referred to-St. Jacobs Oil-and being a sufferer from neuralgia used it, with startling results. He is fully satisfied of its efficacy. Another eminent gentleman, Mr. R. Butler, Master of Arts of Cambridge, writes that he used it for rheumatism it not only removed all pain, but the pain has never returned. But the following is the most remarkable proof of the wonderful powers of this remedy Henry Coates, 11, Chatham Place, Adelaide-street, Kingston- upon-Hull, railway employee, had been a terrible sufferer for many years from rheumatism in its worst forms. Before Mr. E, Singleton, Commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature, he affirmed, that he had been totally unable to work and had been confined to his bed for a long time he had tried various doctors and remedies, but grew worse instead of better, and his joints were swollen so that he could not wear boots. Two crutches were hardly able to support him. Having heard of St. Jacobs Oil he purchased a bottle. In twelve hours he found relief, and persevering in its, use, he is now cured of his rheumatism, works daily, and not only walks with ease but can run. The proprietors of this wonderful oil The Charles A. Vogeler Company, of Baltimore, America, have opened at 45, Farringdon. road, London, a branch house, and testimonials can be seen there from all parts of the world, as to the power of this remedy." St. Jacobs Oil is sold by Chemists at 2s. 6d. a bottle, or by post 2s. 9d., from the Charles A. Yogeler Company, sole Propretors, 45, Farringdon Road, London,
DISASTROUS COLLIERY EXPLOSION IN SOUTH WALES. Just before three o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, a terrible disaster occurred at the No. 2 Colliery, Mardy, near Pontypridd. The colliery is owned by a number of gentlemen chiefly resident in London, and is under the direct management of Mr. William Thomas, of Brynawel, who had only just come up from the pit when the occurrence took place. Everything- that could be devised had been adopted to ensure thorough ventilation, and on Tuesday evening the workings were examined by the men appointed by the colliers, who reported that, so far as a supply of fresh air was concerned, everything was in a satisfactory state. The depression of trade had not affected this pit as it had some parts of the district, and consequently there was a full comple- ment of men engaged. Near No. 2 pit is the upcast shaft, up which the men who have escaped are being slowly drawn to bank. Upon hearing the report of an explosion the pit's mouth was soon besieged with women and children, and many affecting scenes took place, while in one cottage a woman was in hysterics respecting her husband's fate when he walked in. It was in the No. 2 Rhondda division of the working that the explosion took place. Its effects above ground were most disastrous. The guides of the pit were broken, so that communication with the bottom is impossible. The damage done to the pit is very great, and owing to the fall it is not at the time of writing possible to reach the entombed men. Out of the 773 per- sons employed, or to whom lamps were given on Wednesday, 520 work in No. 2 pit, and a large pro- portion of these were employed in this fatal division. About 100 men are believed to be lying dead in one part, and eleven or twelve bodies were found by men escaping from another. There is a host of doctors ready for any emergency, and stretchers are prepared to bring up the dead when they can be got at. The energies of the explorers are directed towards getting out of the pit those who have escaped death. There were, at the time of writing, thousands of persons round the mouth of the pit, and from the number of lighted lamps seen on the mountains on either side, a great number were wending their way to the scene of the catastrophe from the adjoining villages. All the men are on the permanent fund. The last serious calamity in the Rhondda Valley was at Pengraig, two years ago.
THE LAND QUESTION IN NORTH WALES. A meeting of the farmers of an extensive district in North Carnarvonshire was held at the National Schoolroom,Deiniolen, the other evening, to consider the prospects of farmers at the present time. It is felt in these parts that rents are excessive that compensation for improvements, as at present granted, is totally inadequate that fixity of tenure must be obtained and that the Ground Game Act -now a dead letter-must be taken advantage of. In these parts the game is a real curse to the farmers, whole fields of corn and other crops being utterly ruined. The meeting unanimously resolved that a permanent farmers' society be immediately formed. A large number of Flintshire tenant farmers assembled at Holywell, on Friday, to discuss the unsatisfactory state of the land laws, and the best means of obtaining a reduction of rents. Mr. Ed. Jones, Isglan Farm, presided. It was decided to agitate for a Land Act for Wales, and it was agreed to discountenance competition for highly-rented farms. It was urged that mere abatements of rent were unsatisfactory, as they were not accompanied by a corresponding reduction of rates and tithes. It was resolved to hold another meeting next market day.
MR. OSBORNE MORGAN AT WREXHAM. Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., addressed a meeting of the East Denbighshire "Liberal 200" in Wrex- ham on Friday night. After thanking them for the courage and devotion which they had shown, and which had enabled him to fight one of the hardest battles and win one of the most signal victories of the general election, he said that the position occupied by Lord Salisbury and his colleagues was one of the strangest-if not the most: humiliating—ever held by an English Prime Minister. (Hear, hear.) After accepting the alliance of the Parnellites to save them from the Liberals, they were now appealing to the Liberals to save them from their Parnellite allies. (Laughter.) How was that appeal to be answered ? That was the question of the hour. (Hear, hear.) He was glad to see that the talk of a coalition Government, of which they had heard so much a fortnight ago, had been abandoned, for it was a positive affront to men like Lord Hartington, Mr. Goschen, and Mr. Forster, to suppose that they would join an Administration of which Lord R. Churchill and Mr. Ashmead-Bartlett were members. (Hear, hear.) But then, it was said, why should not Lord Salisbury be allowed to carry out—as it is said he is prepared to do—the Midlothian pro- gramme, and the Tories remain in office, while the Liberals were really in power ? And they were significantly reminded that Tory Governments had before now, under Liberal pressure, carried through Parliament measures which had baffled the energies of Liberal statesmen for years. Now. he was far from saying that such a course might not, from a party point of view, have its advantages, and might not at first meet with some measure of success and, certainly, so far from desiring to offer any fractious opposition to theGovernment,he thought theLiberals would do well to study the unpatriotic action of the Tories when in opposition during the last two or three years, and strive to model their conduct upon exactly opposite lines. (Applause.) But as to this cry for Liberal measures and Conservative men," he doubted whether it would find a response in the country. (Hear, hear.) It was absurd to say to men who had gone through what they had gone through during the last month or two that party differences were obliterated. That might be all very well for men who had shaken the dust of the ii, political arena un uueir reet; but, to say notmng of the morality of such a combination, was it feasible ? Why, the very first thing that would happen when the details of some measure-say of land reform or local government-came to be dis- cussed, would be that the Opposition would be wanting to preps forward, and the Ministerialists would be wanting to hang back, and Lord Salis- bury would find himself in the unenviable position of a man who was trying to drive a pulling and a jibbing horse in the same team. (Hear, hear.) Then there was the Irish difficulty, which must be faced without delay. (Hear, hear.) Now, in regard to Ireland, two things seem to be admitted by most Liberals first, that nothing must be per- mitted which could tend to break up the integrity of the empire and, secondly,. that in some form or other Ireland must have a legislature of her own, capable of dealing, under certain conditions with Irish affairs. (Hear, hear.) But what were those conditions to be, and with what kind of Parliament would Mr. Parnell-to whom the Conservative party had handed over their key of the situation- be satisfied? (Hear, hear.) Was it to be a Parlia- ment like the Legislature of Canada, or of Hungary, or of the States of the Union, or merely a vestry on a gigantic scale ? At present all these questions were wrapped in obscurity, and perhaps the only thing certain was that there was only one living statesman capable of grappling with them, and that was Mr. Gladstone. (Applause.) In any event, the outlook was full of anxiety, if not of peril, and for that they had mainly to thank the egotism of those so-called members of their party who threw away seats in order to gratify their own vanity or self- interest, and those weak-kneed Liberals who refused to see that in the present temper and condition of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, a working Conserva- tive majority was a sheer impossibility, and that by abstaining from the polls, or by throwing in their lot with the Tories, they were playing into the hands of the enemies of all government—(hear, hear)-and were doing their best to bring about a state of things in which government and legislation were all but impossible. (Applause.)
HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. Father Ignatius preached to a crowded congregation at the Park .Hall, Cardiff, on Sunday evening. Mr. William O'Brien, M.P., has sent the sum of X1050 to be distributed amongst the poor of Mallow. Nothing more clearly indicates the true gentleman than a desire evinced to oblige or accommodate. At the Cardiff police court, on Friday week, Mr. Mark Bate, captain of s.s. Radyr, was fined .£50 for overloading his vessel. The gloomy soul aggravates misfortune, while a cheerful smile often dispels those mists which portend a storm. History is replete with moral lessons, the unstability of human power, the tyranny of man over his brother, and the painful truth that the great are not always the good mark almost every feature in its annals. A woman named Esther Moss has just died in Leek Workhouse, where she has spent the whole of her life. Her 60 years' maintenance has cost the parish at least .£500, The Rev. Dr. M'Cook, the famous antiquarian-, never discovered until after his book was out that he had called it Some Ten ants of an Old City."—Phila- delphia Bulletin.. The girl of the period now carries her hands m her overcoat pockets, just like a man-partly because it is English and partly, doubtless, because there are holes in her gloves,-Lowell Citizen. Mr. S. B. Guion, the founder of the Guion line of steamers, died on Saturday morning, after a short illness, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Devon- shire-road, Liverpool. It is reported in Constantinople that .Lord oausDury has forwarded a casket of great value, set with precious stones, to Refet Bey, the son of Savet Pasha, in exchange for the insignia of the order.-Reuter. The manager of a London theatre has recently stated that during the 17 years that his house has been open it has taken in receipts no less a sum than £ 675,000. This represents X40,000 a year. The German Federal Council on Saturday approved unanimously, and without modification, the bill for the construction of a navigable canal connecting the Elbe and the North Sea. The prizes and honours won by the pupils of the Liverpool Institute were distributed on Monday evening by Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., who delivered an interesting address on higher education. Is this a singing doll ?" asked she of the shopman. "Yes miss." How do you make it sing?" "Just as you would any other young lady." How do you do that?" By pressing it." "Oh!" It is said that the real name of Stepmak, the Nihilist writer, is Krawschinsky. A name like that could never go thundering down the ages it would have to stop and sneeze too often.—Hartford Post. "You are a great smoker, I believe," said a grocer to a customer who had owed him a bill for a long time. "Yes I am; but how do you know?" "Oh, I've heard that the use of tobacco makes a man forgetful." A man is always a fool. If he be young, the world says, When he is older he will know more. If he is older it says, He is old enough to know better. And when' he is old, it says, There is no fool equal to an 01 A^ittie girl went timidly into a shop the other day, and asked the shopman how many shoestrings she could get for a penny. How long do you want them ? said the shopman. I want them to keep, was the answer, in a tone of slight surprise Don't you think, dear," she said, as she paused a moment in her packing, that we ought to take a few books with us to Eastbourne P" "You can do as you like," he replied calmly but the only book tnat I shall need is my pocket book." A person overheard two countrymen, who were observing a naturalist m the field collecting insects, say one "to the other, What's^ that fellow doing, John?" Why, he's a naturalise. What s that t Why, one who catches gnats, to be sure."
THE NEW HOUSE OF COMMONS.—Amongst the members elected to form the new House, an ingenious writer has discovered the following cufious features :-Only one Cross 1S left; bub there are two Crossleys and one Crossman. There is one Will, three Williamses, one Thomas, one Henry, one Richard, one Johns, two Roberts, three Jameses, and three Davieses; while there is one Green one Brown, two Greys, and one White. There' is a Long, and a Round, and a Biggar While there are four Smiths, there is only one Jones and one Robinson. Again, there is a Fox, an Otter a Peacock, a Roe, and a Finch. There are two Beaches, a Grove, a Pyne, a Flower, a Reed, and a Leake and, in addition to two Hills, there is a Dyke a Lane, a Field, and a Temple, but only one instead of three Akers. The new House, like the last, would not be safe without a Tyler, or genuine'without a Brand, or able to proceed to business without its two Clarks and, as it is to be shortlived, it is proper that there- should be a Sex. The new House will contain three Cooks and two Frys, two Taylors, one Tanner, two Gardners, one Trotter, two Hunters, and two Fowlers and, finally, it supplies a King. THE LOCAL OPTION CONTINGENT IN THE NEW HOUSE OF COMMONS.—A few more names, which we give this week, bring up nearly the whole tale of new members favourable to temperance legisla- tion. We are now able to count 348 men willing to vote for local option of some kind, including prohibition and of these, 201, are pledged to vote for the direct popular vote. This result of the general election is very highly inspiriting and speaks well, on the whole, for the earnestness and energy of the good friends of the Alliance all over the king om. "Ilialice News. THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN RAILWAY KING." -The will of Mr. Vanderbilt. the American millionaire and "railway king," who fell dead at his residence, New York, on Tuesday, Dec. 8th, was read after the funeral, on Friday. The following are the testamentary dispositions :-The house and its contents are left to the widow, together with an annuity of 200,000 dollars, and a lump sum of 500,000 dollars. Each of the deceased's eight chil- dren receives ten million dollars, and his son Cornelius an additional sum of two million dollars. The charitable bequests amount to another million, and the residue of the estate is divided between his two sons Cornelius and William K. Vanderbilt. The testator directs that the railway stocks he bequeaths to his children shall be held in bulk and administered for the best interests of all. None of such stock is to be disposed of without the consent of all concerned. The fortune left by the deceased is generally estimated at 200,000,000 dollars.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATUIWA Yo-The quotations were as follow s. d. s. d Red wheat 4 4 to 5 0 White wheat 4 8 to 5 3 Malting barley (per 701b.) 4 8 to 5 4 Grinding do 3 9 to 4 3 White oats 3 0 to 4 0 Black do 31 to 3 9 Beef (per lb.) 0 6 to 0 9 Veal ditto 0 7 to 0 8 Mutton ditto 0 6 to 0 7 Lam# 0 6 to 0 7 Pork. 0 9 to 0 7 Partridges. 3 0 to 3 6 Hares. 20 to 40 Rabbits (each) 010 to 1 0 Fowls (per coupie) 3 6 to 4 0 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 5 0 Geese (per lb.) 0 7 to 0 8 Turkeys (per lb.) 0 10 to 1 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 1 to 0 2 Soles ditto 1 6 to 1 8 Plaice 0 0 to 0 5 Trout. 010 to 1 0 Potatoes(permeasure), 2 0 to 2 6 Butter (per lb.) 1 1 to 1 3 Eggs. 8 to 10 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. A small trade was done in wheat; Australian, Os. Od. to 7s. 8d.; Oregon, 7s. 2d. to 7s. 10d.; Californian. 6s.10d. to 7s. 5d.; red winter, No. 2, 7s. Id. to 7s. 9d, Chilian, 6s. 6d. to 6s. 10d.; Bombay, 6s. 2d. to 6s. 10d. OSWESTRY, WED NESDAY.—White wheat, 4s. 8dJ to 5s. 3d.; red wheat, 4s. 4d. to5s.0d.; barley 3s. 9d to 5s. 4d.; oats, 3s. Od. to 4s.: Od. potatoes, 12 lbs for 6d.; butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 2d. per lb.; eggs, to 10 for a shilling fowls, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. per couple; ducks, 5s. 6d. to 6s. Od. per couple. WREXHAM, THURSDAY—Wheat, 4s5.d.to5s. Od. per 75 lbs.; barley, 3s. 9d. to 4s. 3d.; oats, 2s. 8d. to 3s. 2d.; butber, Is. Od. to Is. 2d. per 16 oz.; eggs, to 10 for a shilling; fowls,2 s. 9d. to 3s. 6d.per couple; ducks. 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per couple geese, Od. to Od. per lb. potatoes, 2s. 3d. to 3s. Od. per 120 lbs.
JAMES CLARKE, REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGES, 20, CHAPEL. STREET, LLANGOLLEN.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, fr DEATHS. Persons forwarding to this office announcements of births, marriages, and deaths must at the same time give their names and addresses. When any addition is made to the simple notice of marriage a charge of one shilling will be made. BIRTHS. Dec. 19th, the wife of Mr. David Davies, Brook- house, near Denbigh, of a daughter. Dec. 21st, the wife of Mr. David Jones, ooachman, Brookside, Llangollen, of a son. Dec. 16th, at 2, Hood-street, Bootle, the wife of Mr. Wm. Roberts, stone-cutter, formerly of Abbey-road, Llangollen, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. Dec. 19th, at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Bonsfield- street, Liverpool, by the Rev. W. Williams, minister, Robert, youngest son of Mr. Humphrey Jones, Princess-street, Llangollen, to Sophia, fifth daughter of Mr. John Davies, Llandyrnog, near Denbigh. Dec. 16th, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Bala, by the Rev. Dr. Edwards, assisted by his son (Rev. D. C. Edwards, M.A.), the Rev. D. Manuel, Presbyterian minister, Penmaenmawr, to Miss Jones, Bala. A. Dec. 22nd, at the Parish Church, Holywell, by the vicar, the Rev. R. O. Williams, M.A., Mr. John Robert Rees, of Aberystwyth, to Mary, daughter of Mr. Henry Judd, Holywell.. DEATHS. Dec. 20th, suddenly, aged 58, Mr. Thomas Lloyd, h. shoemaker, Panton Hall, Denbigh. Dec, 16th, aged 21, Emma Jane, only daughter of Prof. Rowlands, B.A., Memorial College, Brecon. Dec. 24th, aged 26, in John-street, Llangollen, Mr. Edward Cash, police constable. Dec. 17th, suddenly, Annie Susan, eldest daughter of John and Sarah M. Matthews, National Provincial Bank of England, Limited, Amlwch. Dec. 16th, aged 50, at Willow-street, Oswestry, Mr. Chas. Wm. Corley, Great Western Railway stationmaster. Dec. 14th, aged 68, at Summerhill, Wrexham, Jane Davies. Dec. 13th, aged 26, at Templar's-avenue, W rexham, Elizabeth Ellis. Dec. 20th, aged 78, Mrs. Margaret Jones, Hand Inn, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog. Dec. 15th, aged 76, Mr. John Morris, roadman, Llidiartnewydd, Llanarmon M. M., Llanrhaiadr. For MONUMENTS, TOMBS, HEADSTONES AND WREATHS, AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OF MONUMENTAL WORK, APPLY TO WILLIAM WILLIAMS, AT HIS SHOW YARD, OAK STREET, LLANGOLLEN. [1563a]
For a sustaining, comforting, and nourishing beverage, drink Cadbury's Pure Cocoa, and do not be persuaded to accept a substitute. £ 100,000,000 IN THE COURT OF CHANCERY.—Cox & Co., 41, Southampton Buildings, Holborn, London, W.C., have just published a list of the heirs to this wealth. Reader, send a postal order of Is. 6d., and they will forward you this valuable list, and if you find by it that you are entitled to any money or pro- perty, claim your own. Cox & Co. will show you the way. WHITE'S MOC-MAIN LEVER Tnuss is the most effective invention for the treatment of Hernia. The use of a steel spring, so hurtful in its effects, is avoided, a soft bandage being worn round the body, while the requisite resisting power is supplied by the Moc-Main Pad and Patent Lever, fitting with so much ease and closeness that it cannot be detected. Send for descriptive circular, with testimonials and prices, to J. White and Co. (Limited), 228, Piccadilly, London. Do not buy of Chemists, who often sell an IMITA- TION of our Moc-Main. J. White and Co. have not any Agents. (1671) WARNING.-When you ask for RECKITT'S BLUE see that you get it. The Manufacturers beg to- caution the public against imitation square Blue, of very inferior quality. The Paris Blue in squares is sold in wrappers bearing their name and Trade Mark. Refuse all others. WATCHBS, JEWM-USRT.—MIDLAND COUNTIES WATOII C01\£- PAIFT. — [Cheapest house in the World] Ladies' or Gents' Fine Silver Crystal Glass, heavy Ladies' Watches, 25/ Ladies' heavy-oased Gold Levers, TO/ Gents' do. do. do., 80/ Before purchasing send for Company's Catalogue, beaafci- fully illustrated, 1,000 fine copper plate engravings, gratis, post free on application to any part of the world. Apply Company's Manager, A. Percy, Vyse-street, Birmingham. The press universally recommend their readers to obtain, a catalogue. The state of affairs on the Nile is causing great anxiety to the Government, who have urged General Freemantle to at once reinforce the garrisons at Akasheh and Kosheh, for which purpose large drafts will be despatched from Assonan. A CURIOUS AD VERTISEMENT OF A WELSH GUIDE. —Early in this century, a guide residing at Peny- bont, near Dolgelley, issued the following advertise- ment in a handbill form :—Robert Edwards, Second son of the celebrated Tanner, William Edwards ap Thomas, ap William, ap David, ap Owen, great, great, great grandson of Cadwgan, a lineal descen- dant of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, Prince of Powys. Since his nativity the Sun hath eighty times travelled to its summer solstice. (He will be 80, March, 1803.) Fifty years was the Host of the Hen and Chickens Alehouse, Pen-v-bont. twenty of which he was Apparitor to the lata Right Reverend Father in God John Lord Bishop of Bangor and his Prede- cessor by Chance, made Glover, by Genius, a Fly- dresser and Angler. Is now by Divine assistaneey Conductor to and over the most tremendous moun- tain Cadair Idris. to the stupendous Cataracts of Cain and Mowddach, and to the enchanting Cascades of Dol-y-melynllyn. with all its beautifully and romantic scenery Guide general and grand Ex- pounder of all the Curiosities of North Wales; Knight of the most eccentric (and perhaps happy) order of Hair, brained tnexplicablos.
— of a Sran(i 4 year old heifer (fellow to that anr\r-L°dwick), fed by J. Dickiri, Esq., Ty'ndwr, for same commendatory remarks applied in the taer case are in every respect applicable also in 8 .lnstance. Mrs. Parry's show of mutton was ] Pecially excellent, and comprised a couple of fine ropshire sheep, bred and fed by Mr. Dickin, jLr u^tl'3er of first-class wethers fed by Capt. Best, ow' Williams, VVern Ucha, and a few of her j, a feeding1. A prime porket fedby Mr. Richard ^ards, Wern Issa, was also very touch admired. JltR. LLEWELYN ROWLANDS, BRIDGE STREET. cavf are P^-ease<i to chronicle for the first time the in li s^ow meat made by Mr. LI. Rowlands, ha vf Qew es^a^is^Lmen'i; ]'n Bridge-street, which (.18 opened by him some few months ago in dra previously occupied by Mr. J. P. Davies, a Per- It is evident from the tastefully arranged, his scruPul°usly clean and tidy appearance of herirl °P' ^r- Rowlands thoroughly compre- bu °ne mos^ essential feature in the branch of ffla^11688 wkich he has adopted, a feature too we are bv ?v.t0 sa^ *s 011 the whole being fairly recognised hart o other butchers of the town. Mr. Rowlands jta prime Welsh wethers bred and fed by Mr. „ War<l Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Mr. Evans, Pentre- Verv'fl^1" ^ackson, Oswestry, and others. Also 5 Q v fine porkets and pigs fed by Mr. John Roberts, jr eeJ*-lane, Mr. John Davies, Dee Mill-place, and W* °8, Jones, Llandyn Shop, respectively. The and Sk°wtl was purchased in the Wrexham market, 9 Was of prime quality. In addition there were sirf0686' a a (luan'fcity of butter and other provi- 118 necessary to the Christmas season. MR. JOHN JONES, BRIDGE STREET. thp iv youno beginner, Mr. John Jones, junr., of Ibn °Wer Farm, who has recently commenced g in the old butcher's shop attached to the Pos S' "rms> ^as given ample tokens that he (jq Seases the qualities which are essential in order fr^Ure success. He had a very good show of be ii We^ers, and a fine porket, and we may here eut .e(^ to wish him every success in his new and to express a hope that when another Of ^mas comes round, we shall have the pleasure pe guessing in his case a fair share of that pros- Wt if s*m^ar to that which has attended other 8 *n the town, who, like himself, have com- 0^ed business under similar circumstances to his T THOMAS EDWARDS, MARKET HALL, hoi? ^ar^e't Hall, where Mr. Thos. Edwards cha S°^e sway> the show was of the most attractive is ra°ter. The large space set apart for the stall ig J^Pitally adapted for the purpose, as everything deco aPPear to the best advantage. The rati°ns, which had been carried out by Mrs. exh.ardS, were on a very extensive scale, and The J considerable artistic taste and ingenuity. b 8tock consisted of a prime heifer which had hom PUr°hased in Oswestry market, i porkets "11-fecl 10 s Hobe"fed, 10 splendid Welsh wethers fed by Mr. E. Jjr ^ts, Fronhyfryd, 15 very fine wethers fed by Vlf is' ^loran, 5 ditto of excellent quality fed othp Edwards, Wern Issa, and a number of in OLTS' taking 70 in all, purchased by Mr. Edwards SWestry. W JltR. ISAAC GRIFFITHS, CHURCH STREET. stont are sorry that particulars of Mr. G-riffiths's Ht Christmas meat have not come to hand, Sati»f 6 are assure(I that it was of the usual highly Q a°tory character in every respect. the t 8Pace not allow even a brief summary of °the aStefull7 executed arrangements of the several •Vrer r establishments in the town, in which we ad °bserve special efforts had been made w°r* and decorate them in all the most fasci- ^as attractions of this festive Xmas season. This ^hei-S^ec^a^y observable in the stationers' shops, ^6r ethe vast collections of Christmas novelties ap»ja °* the most captivating description, and where Cajjj^tly a large trade has for the past week been of 011 in cards, presents, and various other kinds pities and mementoes of the Christmas thetn. The grocers' shops were also decked in as 1J. r Very gayest attire, while the confectioners had tnac^e the most liberal and attractive pre- drà. Ions for the festivities of the season. The and e5or?rS an<^ clothiers had this year made special W ? to decorate their windows with the most the f an<^ seasonable articles of their trade, while titQg riilterers, to whom especially Christmas is a MIKJP Qflusual business activity, had filled their kiM a with the most delicious fruits and all de*,8 °f vegetables suitable for the increased aQds of the festive Christmas season. BRONYGA.RTH. • 00L ANNIVBRSARY.-On Friday, the 18th ftttp t^e friends and parents of the children togJiviri £ this excellent British School took tea Jear as is their castom at this season of the 0yer', the evening a public meeting, presided ^esirr ^ieut.-Col. Barnes, was held, Mr. Barnes harmonium. The scholars, elli- °Hd^ ^raine(l by their devoted teacher, Miss 3*1san? a variety of lively and suitable pieces, tatjon ^ave sotoe very telling and amusing reci- Hey r^e meeting was also addressed by the ^-rc^er> Oswestry, and Rev. J. H. Hughes, lettp- •^■ouse- lu the course of the meeting, a bei0 Yas rea<l from the Rev. T. Davison, the late pastor of the Congregational Church, ex- Wealj11^ ^eeP regret that, owing to bodily thetriIles9! he was debarred from being present with disfcri' -t the close of the meeting the chairman ^Jed the prizes to those scholars who had Verygreatest progress during the year. A Strs j>earty vote of thanks was tendered to Col. and take' i arries for the great interest they continue to hn^ 11 the welfare of the school and the mental Vement of the young in the district. 8 VRONCYSSYLLTAU. ^8 f °0li -^EP0RT-—Mixed School: The singing t° very good. The tone, order, and goo,} ation were excellent. The history was very t>Oor" « geography of the first standard was POOl" of the second standard about pretty good with g0O(j aP knowledge, of the third standard pretty ^ood map knowledge, of the fourth >as fr from fair to very good. The grammar tiotl. rom. fair to very good, and so were the repeti- froj^ ?'t intelligence of poetry. The reading was ^^itahT ^00^' slatework was particularly it ^e> but the paper-work needs much care—if haVe, eeii better, the excellent merit grant would Muf„eep- won. Needlework was from fair to good." Class The infants need great care with v skF' rea(iing, alphabet, figures, and arithmetic 0» Their occupations could be better. The g°od rn?^r work was from moderately fair to very "T. j i-.y were very well-behaved and clean."— ^^ed'n T18 n°t qualified by age for a shor- ifiPrenticeship. S. A. Jeffreys is recognised h serve under Article 84. J. Jeffreys's teacv1„as ^een removed from the register of pupil ors serving in_tbis jschool." Tjj RHYL. thi liE BANGOR HOSTEL.-At a conference, held in ^^tch^Tr' consisting' of members of the Bangor start Committee, it Was resolved that a the liv: be made. Canon Williams resigns if°r, af °f Llanidloes, and will remove to Ban- 8tel. TT en(^" °'" tbe year, to take charge of the ^ill ntil funds are obtained for building, he Gharjta~ Ure to the students in the cathedral The 0m- ?lakina.^Lv'A-TI0N ARMY at Rhyl appears to be Jitter ;L.?onverts, many of whom are decidedly i. e famlr6ns a better members of their respec- ttle ladH les than they were formerly. All the seerrf JassG3 to be found in the streets at I to have learnt some of the pieces, such ^Shtly follow Jesus," &c., and as the procession aUd HHJ es streets, these small people join rf1rnuch to the volume and quality of the ^tiiu,' fr Wo Hallelujah Lasses have been con- OPElrtn meefcings last week. J* OEONRV °!F, A COCOA HOUSE.—A new building tre°ted at ti? ^^yl Cocoa House Company, ^?rst JTr.ii &T°le expense of Miss Ruth Evans, of rp^Oo w s?' Prcscot, at a cost of not less than „ Uesday n ormally opened with a luncheon on .^Pporfcp'ri v ^V ^terton, J.P., presided, and he was o i'- ^-Squires, Conway (Miss Evans's ni •am ^rynue Jones, chairman of the M^!SS!?nors Mr- Arthur Rowlands, town- .Jthin fift-CTr e^n> &c. The building is situated action trv fi?'ar railway station, and, in J. Persona >/if- c°coa-house business, bedrooms for ro 1 smoking, ladies' and gentlemen's lrooras, baths, &c., are provided, and the whole f stvlp rp' UP i11 the most finished and com- rf^ted bv'ivr- ^is tlie second public building ^Irch Brih fo ^vans in this town, the ChrisC aviQ» I. sil Schools, opened about five years ago. ^ountincr i-n rec^e<^ at her sole expense, the cost n^^don h ^°t less than £ 5,500, and which are MunfaiT-J without the aid of either a rate Qtary contributions. FLINT. A WORTHY EXAMPLE.-On Thursday evening, Dec. 10th, the head teachers and assistants serving at the several National Schools of Flint were kindly entertained to supper at the Rectory. There were also present the rector, T. Morgan Owen, Esq., M.A., H.M.I., Revs. W. P. James and J. George. A splendid supper was provided, after which the usual toasts were gone through. A most enjoyable evening was spent,' and everyone highly appreciated the generosity and the good feeling of the esteemed Rector for providing such a pleasant gathering. It might not be out of place to state that there are now over 900 children attending the Flint National Schools. There are 15 certificated and assistant teachers, besides pupil teachers and monitors, on the staff of all the schools. WREXHAM. BIT BY A DOG.-A few days ago another case of canine ferociousness was added to the already long list. Mr. Edwards, assistant to Mr. T. Heywood, watchmaker and jeweller, of High-street, went to the residence of Mr. William Thomas, J.P., Grove- road, for the purpose of winding the clocks there. Approaching the house by the back door as usual he'rang the bell. No sooner was this done than a large dog belonging to Mr. Thomas rushed out .9 b upon him, seized him by the right leg, and in- flicted a somewhat serious and painful wound, besides destroying his trousers. The dog's teeth rent the skin for some few inches, and penetrated the flesh. The wounds were at once dressed and bandaged, and Mr. Edwards has been under medical treatment ever since. No serious effects are anticipated. No provocation was given to the dog, which was not under any restraint. LLANBERIS. THE LOCK-OUT AT THE DINORWIC QUARRIES.— The situation at this place remains unchanged. The men have made up their minds for a strike of long duration, and there is still displayed a strong determination not to resume work under the pres- ent management. The local trade, especially at Carnarvon, is greatly suffering owing to the strike, and pressure is being brought to bear upon Mr. Assheton Smith to meet a deputation of the men. Relief committees have been organised at Carnarvon and elsewhere. OSWESTRY. A LIGHT CALENDAR.—At the Borough Sessions. on Friday, there were only three cases, and none of them of any importance, Dr. Blaikie remarking that he never remembered so few cases being brought before them. The Mayor said it was the more remarkable as it occurred so soon after the election. THREE ACRES AND A Cow.-A Welsh farmer near Oswestry having taken a farm in another part of the country, asked two or three labourers to accompany him. They refused unless they could have plots with their cottages. How much ? Three acres." The farmer put himself in com- munication with the landlord, and the plots are granted. DEATH OF THE GREAT WESTERN STATION- MASTER.—On the 16th inst., about noon, Mr. C. W. Corley, who has been stationmaster here for many years, died at his residence in Porkington-terrace, in this town. The deceased had been ailing for many weeks past. He leaves a widow and a large family to mourn his loss. The deceased was highly respected. COLWYN BAY. CHARGE OF INTIMIDATION AGAINST THE LLAN- DDULAS WORKMEN.—On Wednesday morning week upwards of two hundred men, a portion of those recently engaged at the Llanddulas Quarries, passed through Colwyn Bay in procession, en route for Conway. The men at these quarries are out on strike owing to the owners requiring them to enter into an agreement to work at the present rate of wages for twelve months. Owing to the strike the masters employed twelve workmen from Birken- head for the purpose of keeping the furnaces going. About two hours after their arrival, and while the men were at dinner, some 200 of the strikers entered the quarries and told the imported workmen that they must leave. As the police- constable told the men that he would not be responsible for their safety if they remained, and as in reply to their expressed desire to finish the day's work in order to obtain the pay, was met by a promise made by the strikers that the money would be all right, they were escorted to the railway station and left by the next train. This conduct on the part of the strikers amounted to intimidation, although no violence was used and this was the charge which twelve of them were called upon to meet. Mr. Chamberlain, Llandudno, appeared for Messrs. Kneeshaw, Lupton and Co., and Mr. Pritchard, Abergele, defended. After having heard the evidence, &c., the Chairman (Rev. J. D. Jones) said the bench were agreed that the charge of intimidation had been proved against all the twelve defendants, but the justices had taken a very lenient view of the case, considering the long time they had been out on strike. He hoped that would be the last time that any case of that description would come from that neighbourhood before the bench. Intimidation, they must remem- ber, meant interfering in the least degree with men employed'to do work whilst others were on strike. It was in the power of the court to fine them £ 20 or to send them to gaol with or without hard labour for three months. But the justices were not going to fine them. As a Welshman, he was sure that they would behave themselves in the future. He was proud to think that they had behaved themselves so well. It was no doubt a great provocation to see men brought from England to the works but they must remember that the law protected them, and also the employers and employed. The bench had agreed to bind each defendant over in the sum of £ 5, and one surety of £ 5, to keep the peace for three months. If any case of intimidation was brought again and proved, he had no doubt the court would visit the guilty with a much more severe punishment. Mr. Pritchard, on behalf of the defendants, thanked the bench for the lenient course adopted. A hint was here thrown out by Mr. Chamberlain, as the result of the conversation with Mr. Pritchard, that probably an interview between the foremen and workmen to talk matters over would result in an arrangement by which the men could return to work soon. The Bench sincerely hoped that such a result might ensue. The Chairman said that they wished to refer particularly to the conduct of P.C. Challoner (Denbighshire constabulary) whose conduct was most praiseworthy in the matter. (Hear, hear.) Instead of fanning the dispute into a flame, he did all he could to quench it. His conduct was everything that could be desired, both for the employers and men. Superintendent Williams But you do not in any way reflect upon the Carnarvonshire officers. The Chairman Cer- tainly not. Mr. Pritchard said he had had several cases in which P.C. Challoner was concerned, and his conduct was invariably of the same kind alluded to by the bench. Superintendent Williams was deputed to convey to Major Leadbetter, the Denbighshire Chief Constable, the magistrates' opinion of P.C. Challoner's excellent conduct in the case. HOLYWELL. A SERIOUS FIGHT BETWEEN Two BROTHERS.— At the special sessions, on Tuesday, James Jones, engine-fitter, of Glandon, Mostyn, was charged with unlawfully wounding and attempting to do bodily harm to his brother William Jones, also an engine- fitter, of Glandon-row, Mostyn. It appears that some misunderstanding had taken place between the wives of the two brothers, and the prosecutor visited the house of the prisoner, and demanded an explanation as to some allegations made respecting his wife. The prisoner told his brother that he heard he had been lookiifg for him for some time, and wanted to know what he meant, when a des- perate struggle took place, the brothers falling on a small wall near the house. When on the ground the prisoner asked his brother if he had had enough, and to loose him, and the prosecutor said he would but, directly after getting up from the ground, the prosecutor endeavoured to kick the prisoner, who thereupon pulled his knife out of his pocket, deli- berately opened it, and said, Will, if you kick me again, I will put this knife into you, as sure as you are alive." The prosecutor again attempted to kick the prisoner, when the latter rushed at his brother and plunged the knife into the fleshy part of the left thigh, inflicting a dangerous wound. The in- jured man was taken home, and information given to the police, when Sergt. Jones (Mostyn) appre- hended the prisoner at his house, and conveyed him to Holywell.-The prisoner, who was very ill, was unable to attend, and a remand was granted.