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TIPYN 0 BOB PETH. ) The Archdeacon of St. Asaph is getting better. Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., has been staying at Brymbo Hall. The Rev. W. Morgan, curate of St. Asaph, has been ap- pointed to the living of Pennant Melangell. Mr. J. R. Walker, surgeon, Corwen, has been appointed a justice of the peace. Bach's Passion Music was admirably sung by 200 voices in Chester Cathedral during Passion week. The Llandudno Magistrates have sent a wife beater to gaol for two months. n It is proposed to hold the show of the Vale of Conway Agricultural Society at Conway and Llanrwst alternately. The Rock understands that the aged head-master ofWem Grammar School is about to resign and hopes that a true and firm Evangelical" will be appointed. Oliver, the butler who committed the robbery at Mr. C. Morris's, Upton Lawn, Chester, has pawned part of the plate at Manchester for £ 300. In a sermon at the Congregational Church, Upper Bangor, the Rev. J. C. Bedolfe, said it would be base and cowardly on the part of England to declare war against Russia. The Committee of the Bethesda Eisteddfod want Mr. H. M. Stanley to be their president. But Mr. Stanley has, as yet, shown no anxiety to receive public honours from his fellow-countrymen. A Conservative contemporary is growing so much alarmed lest Mr. Kenyon should be defeated again, that it even suggests to the Liberals the propriety of allowing him to walk over" for the Denbigh Boroughs A family, removing from Dawley, in Shropshire, to Nottingham, the other day, took their cat with them. A few days afterwards the cat re-appeared at the old house at Dawley, having travelled over 70 miles. At a meeting held Llangefni, under the presidency of Captain Hampton Lewis, it was resolved to erect a statue, or to provide some other memorial, of the late Sir Richard Bulkeley. Mr. W. Dew, of Bangor, was elected hon. sec. of the movement. The youthful wife of a Cheshire publican, much her senior, eloped a few days ago with a lodger, taking with her a sum of money, a child, a number of insurance policies, and a child's bank book. The bank book, the child, and the policies, were afterwards returned to the landlord. A contemporary states, and nobody will be surprised to hear, that certain members of the Bangor Detachment of Naval Volunteers, who were for immediate action when it seemed pretty certain diplomacy would settle the European difficulty, made handsome but fruitless offers for substitutes as soon as war seemed probable. They really didn't want to fight," after all. The Rev. W. E. Thomas, senior curate ef Mold, having been appointed fourth vicar of St. Asaph, a meeting has been held to consider the best means of shewing the public appreciation of his life and work at Mold. Amongst the speakers at the meeting was the Rev. D. B. Hooke, Con- gregational minister, and a message of sympathy and sup- port was received from the Rev. Roger Edwards, Cal- vinistic Methodist. At Mold, if we may judge by these proceedings, Christians really seem to dwell together in some degree of unity. A somewhat peculiar case was heard at Holywell County Court. A. arid P. Stevenson sued David_ Williams for money paid by them in tithes on a field in defendant s holding. The field in question was separated many years ago from plaintiffs' farm, and it was not till recently that they discovered they had continued to pay tithes upon the whole. His Honour gave them judgment for E4 2s., the amount paid in six years, any previous claim having been barred by the statute of limitations. It is considered probable that important changes will shortly be made in Howell's Schools at LlancIaff and St. Asaph. The property from which the endowment is re- ceived is in London, and must have increased enormously in value, and it is impossible, we imagine, that anything like the whole of the income can be devoted to the main- tenance of the schools. An extension is proposed, and a scheme from the Endowed Schools Commissioners will be viewed with great interest. Thomas Chesters sued Walter Willett and William John Willett, at Nantwich County Court, for £50 damages for false imprisonment. Plaintiff was charged with obtaining fireworks by false pretences from Mr. Willett's shop, and he was sworn to by defendants, who were Mr. Willett's sons. It was afterwards discovered that it was another boy who had the fireworks, and the present action was, therefore, brought. The judge awarded k5 damages. A correspondent of the Rock having stated that "things were in a shameful condition at St. Mary's, Denbigh, and that the people were recommended to worship the cross and the crucifix (!)," the senior curate has thought it worth while to write a letter of denial to that paper. He char- acterizes the statements as "a tissue of falsehood from first to last." If the senior Curate of Denbigh wishes to put the Rock straight, we should advise him to give up his profession, and devote himself to the task. At Chester County Court Thomas Bolland sued Thomas Chesworth for JE50 damages sustained in consequence of defendant's negligently shooting" the plaintiff. The parties were on the Dee, plaintiff in a steamer, and defen- dant in a boat in tow, when the latter took up a loaded Run, which went off and entered plaintiff's body. For defendant it was contended that he picked up the gun at the request of another person, not knowing it was loaded, and that it was not through any carelessness on his part that plaintiff was shot. The jury gave the plaintiff £ 15. Two sad occurrences happened at Chester on Good Friday Mr. Allen Egan Traenor, of the Liverpool and London Hotel, Liverpool, and a companion who was with him on a day's excursion, hired canoes on the river Dee. They canoed as far as Eaton, and were returning, when Mr. Traenor's paddle fonled with a passing boat, and his canoe capsized. A militiaman who witnessed the occur- rence from the meadows plunged in and endeavoured to rescue him, but without success. An inquest wa.s held on Saturday, at which a verdict of accidental death was re- turned. On Good Friday evening a foreman shunter, named John Ross, employed at the joint station, was superintending some operations on the line, when he Upon the metals, and was run over and killed by a locomotive engine. At the adjourned inquest at Ruthin, on the illegitimate child of Phcebe Davies, a verdict of "died of starvation and neglect" was returned, to which the foreman added "and we find no blame attached to the mother." Some of the jury remarked that she addition was not theirs, and a good deal of discussion followed. When the formal inqui- sition was produced, it contained something about the inclemency of the weather, and several of the jury remon- strated. An alteration was therefore made, and the words died from want of the common necessaries of life" were found to be in it. Several Jurors: Good gracious, Mr. Coroner, that's not our verdict at all. Coroner Don't I tell you the inquisition must be put in proper form ? Con- tinuing to read-" And the jurors say that the deceased came to her death by no violent ways or means whatever." Several Jurors Why there is not a word of our verdict there it is altogether a different thing. After further wrangling, the verdict "died from starvation and neglect" was signed. Preaching at Prees on the late Bishop of Lichfield, Archdeacon Allen said there were three things particularly noticeable in the lamented prelate—his remarkable single- ness of aim, his open-handed liberality, and the help and sympathy he gave to those who were in trouble. An old pupil of mine at King'sCollege workedunder him on the other side of the globe. He married, had a daughter born to him, and died. Bishop Selwyn took the widow and the fatherless daughter to his own house, and made a home for both of them till the daughter lived to be married and was able to find a home for her mother. A friend of mine lost his wife and was in heavy sorrow the Bishop brought Him to the Palace at Lichfield, and kept him there until the burden of his sorrow was lightened. So too I, when I parted with my eldest daughter as she went to Africa. had the comfort of his sympathising kindness. He would have us all go to his house at Lichfield; he spoke cheering words of guidance to us; he gave us the Holy Communion, so that, under God's mercy, our thoughts might be set in the right direction, and that, as we parted, we might be helped to offer ourselves wholly to our Lord." The Archdeacon then referred to the Bishop's labours in New Zealand, and the way in which he won the trust and affection of the people. Among other incidents, Arch- deacon Allen related this :—" Bishop Selwyn on one occasion saw a rough Englishman with his son, a lad of some twelve years of age, attempt to set up a tent. The wind was violent, and the man failed in his efforts. The man swore, and used very bad language. Bishop Selwyn was by, and being in a rough dress was not known to the man to be a clergyman. He offered to set up the tent for him, and did it speedily in a^ workmanlike manner. The man was pleased, and said Well, mate, you have done me a kindness, and if at any time I can do you a kindness, I shall be glad to repay you.' The Bishop paused for a moment, and then took the man aside, and said to him 'You offered to do me a kindness. 1 here is one thing you can do which I shall esteem a great kmdnes.' The man assured him he would do what was in his power. The Bishop said, It will be a great kindness to me if you will never again, in the hearing of your son, use bad language such as has ju,t escaped your hps. The mazi was startled, but s,;iki, Mate, I believe you are right, and from that time lie was an altered man, and was an effectual helper of the Bishop."









APRIL 24, 1878.

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