FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES DINNER AT WREXHAII-PRESENTATIO-N OF MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES. A dinner, at which the cup medals and certificates won by the Wrexham Club last year were presented, was held at the Wynnstay Hotel, after the termination of the Wales v. Lancashire match. Mr. Murless served up an excellent repast, and there was a large attendance. Mr. Evan Morris, president of the Wrexham Club, and Vice- President of the Association occupied the chair, and was supported by Sir Robert Cunliffe (president), and the Hon. George Kenyon, and amongst those present were Captain Williamson, Messrs. T. Bury, J. Oswald Bury, C. H. Lloyd (Secretary of the Association), H. A. Hamshaw, J. Manners, J. B. Murless, jun., J. S. Crawford, F. e\V- stead, A. Cooper, R. Mills, Dr. Grey (Ruabon), Messrs. I. E. Thomas (Chirk), R. Mills, Knight, Burgess, A. Brad- ley, T. Boden, Owen Price (Brynmally), Ll. Kenri (Wynn Hall), Clayton, Powell, Dixon (Darwen). The Lancashire team, most of the Welsh team, and the success- ful team ot last year. The CHAIRMAN rose in the middle of the dinner and said that although it was unusual to propose a toast at such a time, he must ask them to drink the health of the Lancashire team. He was sorry they had to leave to catch the train, he believed it was well known amongst clubs whom they played, that although they were not the best Football Association in the world, yet they always received their opponents, they had had a good game, and he would ask them to drink the health of their opponents, coupled with the name of Mr. Dixon. MR. DIXON, in responding, thanked them for the hearty manner in which the toast had been proposed and received. He was sorry their captain, Mr. Hargreaves, of Cambridge University, was not there to respond to it. They had had a most pleasant game, and he hoped they would meet other opponents in the same friendly spirit.. He himself was in the sere and yellow leaf, but he wished them all success in football. Could such a thing be possible for his own association, he could say they intended to im- prove, and had learned a lsson or two in passing that day. He would conclude by drinking the health of the Welsh Association. On the removal of the cloth, The CHAIRMAN proposed the usual loyal toasts, as well as the Bishop and Clergy of the Dioceses, and Ministers of all Denominations." Mr. CLAYTON next proposed the "Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces," coupled with the names of Sir Robert Cunliffe, Colonel of the Denbigh Militia, and the other officers present. Sir ROBERT CCNLIFFE said that that was the third time within'the last month that he had responded to that toast in Wrexham. He referred to the Zulu disaster, and said that Lord Beaconsfield had said with great truth that no- thing was certain but the valour of our troops. The other day, at Rourke's Drift, two officers and eighty men beat back 2,000 Zulus, and the English army had preserved. their honour untarnished. Capt. WILLIAMSON also responded for the army, and said he had just heard in barracks that 100 volunteers for the 21st Regiment were called for from the 23rd, and that the whole battalion had volunteered. He knew personally six of the officers who fell. He had no doubt that when the reinforcements arrived at the Cape they would make the Zulus feel their presence. Capt. BURY said it gave him great pleasure to respond on behalf of the Volunteers, especially as they were now recognized as part of her Majesty's army. He would re- mind them that Volunteers in South Africa were engaged in action. The report of the Volunteer Commission which had been sitting for twelve months, had been made known the previous evening. One thing he was glad to say, that was that they would wear the national colours, and be indistinguishable from her Majesty's army. The CHAIRMAN next rose, and said he thought it part of his duty as Vice-President of the Football Association of Wales to take that opportunity of stating what the present position of the Association was. He had no toast to propose, but merely to give a short statement of the origin of the Association and its present position. He for one looked with pride on the feeling which the Football Association had brought about in the Principality. He had taken an active interest in all sports for the last 15 years, and felt he would be wanting in his duty unless he brought the Association before the consideration of those who could give it their support. He knew of nothing so invigorating, both bodily and mentally, as the game of football, and nothing gave greater relief from work than manly pastimes. It was a matter of pleasure to him that football had been taken up with so much enthusiasm in their neighbourhood. In 1875 the idea of form- ing a Football Association for Wales was origi- nated by Mr. Kenrick. When Mr. Kenrick mentioned the matter to him, and asked him to act with him, he did it with the greatest pleasure, and he would not be doing what was right if he did not give the credit of forming the Association to Mr. Kenrick. In 1875 the Association was formed from a very small begin- ning, and it kept gradually creeping It consisted of the Druids, Wrexham, and several other clubs, and created, he might say, an appetite for football in the Principality. The first president was Sir Watkin, and in the first year they played a match against Scotland at Glasgow—it was the strongest Association in the world, but they began at the top of the tree. In the second year the Hon. George Kenyon was president, and they would recollect the pleasant match played with Scotland. It was a very good game; the Scotch had just beaten England by three goals, and the Association lost their match by two to none. In that year the idea was formed of providing some great incentive for all the clubs in Wales to play for, and that idea had resulted in the mag- nificent cup. Who would not do his best to play for such a cup as that ? They were, however, without money. They were possessed of ingenuity and got the cup without money It only required to be known that they had been plucky enough to buy the cup without money, and the Welsh people, he was sure, would help them to pay for it. Twenty-two clubs from all parts of Wales had competed for it from Bangor on the one side to Newtown on the other. Nearly all the counties were represented as well as every important town. That, he thought, spoke volumes for the Association, and he trusted the public would come forward and subscribe for the cup. He felt that it was necessary to make some statement as to what the Association had done, and he would ask the two gentle- men on his right and left, Sir Robert Cunliffe and Mr. Kenyon, the one to present the cup and the other the medals. He had omitted to state that they had played Scotland three times, England once, Staffordshire twice, Birmingham twice and Sheffield twice and that it cost a great deal of money to send members away to play, and was a great strain on the limited funds of the Association. The Hon. GEORGE KENYON then arose amid great cheering to present the cup, and in doing so said:— It said much for the ingenuity of the Chair- man to have obtained a cup without paying for it, and he would present the cup in the way in which he (the Chairman) desired it given. With regard to the Football Association, he took considerable interest in its welfare, and thought he was the first president. He remembered their match with Scotland, and he thought on that day the elements were against them. Ever since, they had become a standing association in Wales. The cup should have been presented last year, but the Chair- man had not then found out how to get it without the money. He was sorry the conditions were not such that after a certain number of years it became the property of the club which succeeded in keeping it. Most prizes of a similar character became the property of those winning it three years, such as the Public Schools Challenge Shield for shooting. He hoped the Wrexham Club would win it for three years. He had great pleasure in presenting the cup to Mr. C. Murless, on behalf of the Wrexham Club, and he would advise him to keep it. In conclusion, he wished all success to the Football Association of Wales, which bound more closely the different towns and counties of Wales to each other. Mr. Kenyon then handed the cup to Mr. MURLESS, who returned thanks on behalf of the Wrexham Club, and said he did not attribute their victory to any superior powers of the men composing their team, but to the fact that each played for the honour of his club, and not indi- vidual fame. The CHAIRMAN announced that Mr. Kenyon, who had subscribed two guineas to the Association, had increased the sum to five guineas—he supposed as a little reward for their ingenuity. (Laughter.) Sir Robert Cunliffe then presented the medals to the Wrexham team, as followsC. Murless (captain), E. Edwards, J. Price, E. Phennah, T. W. Davies, A. Davies, E. A. Cross, Jas. Davies, E. Evans, senr., E. Evans, jun., and H. Loxham. Sir ROBERT CUNLIFFE again rose and said their Chair- man had asked him to say a few words, but he found that Mr. Kenyon had said so much, and so very much to the point, that it was very difficult for him to say anything. Mr. Murless had said that the members of his club did not play for their own individual fame, but for the honour of the Wrexham team, and he was sure that as long as that feeling remained theirs they would not go backwards, but forwards, and when they met the lads from Scotland at Wrexham, on the 3rd March, they would give them all their work to do to defeat them, if they did that. The CHAIRMAN then handed the certificate to Mr. Murless, after which he said it gave him equal pleasure to present a certificate to the Club which fought so gallant a contest with the Victors. He was sure there never was a better match from beginning to end, and it was not until nearly the last moment that Wrexham scored a goal. If the cup went from Wrexham he hoped it would go to the Club which had done so much for the Association, namely, the Druids. 1 Mr. KENRICK returned thanks, and said that the cup last year was fairly won. The Druids had this year been unable to get a ground, and could not therefore contest the cup as a Club. Some of them had fought under another flag, but with no better success than last year. He thought they would obtain a ground this year, and they might be sure that the Druids would always contest the honour of holding the Welsh Cup. Captain WILLIAMSON proposed "Success to the Foot- ball Association of Wales," coupled with the name of the president,|Sir R. Cunliff.e Sir ROBERT CUNLIFFE, in reply, said he had never dined with so harmonious an Association, and he hoped the gentlemen of the Press would be good enough to say so. When he was at Eton Ita had the pleasure of playing what they now called half-back, but what in those days was described as "short behind," for his tutors against other houses. He hoped the reports of the proceedings would be noticed by their neighbours, and that they would come forward and help them out of the little difficulty of money. In conclusion he would only say that he very much ap- preciated the honour of being their president, and hoped to be present on the 3rd of March, when he trusted they would render a good account to the Scotch gentlemen who were coming over to play them. During the evening excellent songs were sung by Messrs. Jas. Davies, C. Edwards, Knight, O. Bury, Powell, and Cooper. The cup was manufactured by Mr. Benson of London and contains 130 owices of pure silver. In the centre of cup is beautifully chased a spirited representation of a game of football, and on either side of the be are seated two figures of the players holding the Association ball. From the centre sprang the two side handles which are appropriately formed by gold flags entwined and supporting between them the traditional Welsh goat, while on the top stands a finely modelled Red Dragon of Wales holding a football under his paw, and underneath, the arms of Wales. Around the pedestal are eighteen silver medallions intended to bear the names of the winners. The medals, which are of solid gold, were supplied by Mr. F. Butt, of Chester, and bear the Red Dragon on one side, and the Football Association of Wales, 1877-8 on the other. The certificates which are handsomely illuminated were I supplied by Mr. Garratt Jones, of Wrexham.
BLUE. —The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue over all others, and the quick appre- ciation sf its merits by the public has been attended with the usual result, viz. a flood of imitations the merit of the latter mainly consists in the ingenuity exerted, not simply in imitating the square shape, but making the general appearance of the wrappers resemble that of the gennine article. The manufacturers beg, therefore, to caution all buyers to see" Reckítt's Paris Blue" on each packet. A NEWTOWN VALUATION CASE AT SHREWSBURY COUNTY COURT. On Friday, Feb. 14th, a case was heard at the Shrews- bury County Court, before Arundel Rogers, Esq., judge, in which the plaintiffs, Messrs. Powell and Swettenham, of Newtown, sued the Rev. John Williams, rector of Newtown, for the sum of C32 for work done and services rendered, and which the defendant resisted on the ground that the charges were excessive. A jury was empanelled to try the case. The action was commenced in the Queeu's Bench Division of her Majesty's High Court of Justice, and an order was obtained on behalf of defendant for the case to be heard in one of the County Courts of Montgomeryshire, but upon affidavit from the plaintiffs the hearing was transferred to the Shrewsbury County Court. Mr. Redman, instructed by Mr. Gittins, appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Marshall, instructed by Mr. Ed. Powell, for the defendant. Mr Redman in opening the case, said the defendant had pleaded payment into court of £12 as full satisfaction of the claim, that was to admit that services were rendered, and that the plaintiffs were entitled to recover, and the only question for the jury to decide was whether the plaintiffs were entitled to the additional £20. The plaintiffs were, by repute, land agents and surveyors practising about NewtoVn, and the amount they sought to recover was for services rendered in surveying the National School property at Newtown. It seemed that the defendant was by virtue of his office as rector one of the trustees, and the other trustees would be the church- wardens for the time being. In the latter part of Dec. 1876 the trustees contemplated a sa.le of the property to Mr. Pryce Jones, and on the 2nd of December of that year the defendant called up an Mr. Swettenham and told him the sale was in contemplation, and that it would be necessary for the Bishop to approve the sale, and that therefore, there would ba a valuation. Mr. Swettenham expressed his willingness to make the valuation, and the defendant afterwards accompanied him to the site, and there suggested that it would be necessary to make a plan of the property. He asked what the plan would coat, and was told about 30s. or 35s., but nothing was said about the valuation. In consequence of these instruc- tions Mr. Swettenham proceeded to make the valuation. As was usual with such properties the authorities had to be consulted—in this case Lthe Bishop had to be consulted. There was the additional fact in this sale that it .was for Mr. Pryce Jones, a churchwarden and co-trustee, and therefore the sale of property from one trustee to another would be looked upon with suspicion by the courts, and consequently the courts had to be satisfied that a sufficient valuation was made. As part of the building was old, it became necessary that he should make the proper valuation, and go through the whole building and measure it, putting it under heads and sections. He had been himself occupied four or five days, and his clerks twenty and a half days and upwards. The work was finished on the 6th of February, 1877, and the account was sent in, but nothing was said about it until the 30th August following. Then Mr. Swettenham applied for the payment of the bill, but no notice was taken of it during the whole of that year. He had to write again in the beginning of 1878. In re- sponse to the application the defendant first said he was not liable, and that the valuation was made for Mr. Pryce Jones, and that he ought to pay it. He had now dropped that defence, and said that the JE12 paid into court was sufficient. He would show them that the usage was to charge a per-centage on work done with regard to build- ings. It required more time and attention than land, and for that there was a sliding scale, and he would also show that the charges made were charges which, by the usage of the profession, would have been .sanctioned if Mr. Swettenham had done nothing more than make a survey. His Honour—What is the dispute, Mr. Marshall ? Mr. Marshall said there was no dispute as to the plan, for which they had paid 30s. into Court, and ten guineas for the valuation. The building was only a matter of £1,400, and it was simply to give an idea to Mr. Williams what the building was worth, so that Mr. Pryce Jones might know whether he could conceive the project of building a flannel warehouse there, and erect new schools. Mr. Pryce Jones spoke to the Rector about it, and the Rector told him he thought he might build on the site of the schools if he would undertake to build a new school. Mr. Swettenham gave the Rector a few days after he applied to him a slip of paper with a few lines on it as the valuation, but they did not ask for any detailed plan. Mr. Redman said that in the contemplated sale the surveying was a matter of fact. Mr. Marshall said it was a case entirely between Mr. Pryce Jones and Mr. Williams. It was never intended that the case should go before the Bishop. Mr. Pryce Jones gave it up, and the paper sent with the valuation was thrown aside, as it was no use, and nothing had been thought of it since. Wm. Norman Swettenham, surveyor and land agent, Newtown, was then called. He was surveyor for the county of Montgomery. He remembered the defend- ant going to his office in December, and in the course of the conversation the latter fully explained the purpose for which the valuation was required. He said the sale of the National Schools was contemplated between the trustees and Mr. Pryce Jones, and that he wished him to make a valuation, which would require to be placed before the Bishop of the Diocese for his approval. He further explained why he could not employ Mr. Walker, and also why he could not employ Mr. Sturkey, who had been concerned in certain building matters in connection with the parish, after which he proceeded to explain at considerable detail what his intentions were when the schools were sold. He further described a site of the new schools, which was subject to an arrangement with Mr. Sturkey, who was Mr. Briscoe's agent, and said he hoped that the sale of the schools would be such as to enable him to erect superior ones, and of modern fashion. No men- tion was made of a rough valuation, and as far as the word "rough" was concerned it was never used in the conversation, but he simply explained the circumstances, and left it to the plaintiff's discretion as to the valuation. Plantiff undertook to make the valuation, and also went with the defendant over the site. He asked Mr. Williams to go with him, and the defendant went and explained to him matters respecting the walls, &c. Plaintiff told the defendant it would be necessary to make a plan, and in reply to his enquiry told him it would cost from 30s. to 353., but nothing was said as to the valuation, nor as to the char- acter of the valuation. Some years ago his firm made a valuation of schools at Llanidloes, and he took that as a criterion of the kind of work he should have to do in this valuation, and the charges were on a similar scale. In the Llanidloes case there was no question as to paying the charges, and another person valued on the other side. They were both paid and the trustees were very well satisfied. He was guided by the Llanidloes case in this valuation, and measured up everything connected with the Rational Schools. He could not tell the value with- out a valuation. It had occupied his clerk twenty-and-a- half days, and himself four or five days. His instructions were received on December 2nd, and he sent in the valua- tion of £2,441 on February 6th, and his account of JE32 on June 2nd, which had been made upon a per centage and based upon their usual scale of charges for similar work. The charges were much below land surveyors' charges. Cross-examined—In his conversation with the defen- dant the latter mentioned co-trustees, the Bishop being one. He wanted the schools valued between Mr. Pryce Jones and the trustees. It was not because this was trust property that he had charged the amount he had, but it was because it was trust property that he had gone into such details. There was no other way of arriving at a valuation of the school but as he had done. The valuation of the site was Mr. Francis, of the firm of Messrs. Powell and Swetten- ham, said that he had seen the scale of charges sent in, and compared with charges in London offices they were fair and reasonable. If the details had not been gone into, according to Ryde's scale plaintiff was entitled to the charge. Mr. Stephen Williams, Rhayader, county surveyor and land agent, said he considered the charges made most fair and reasonable, and that if the details had not been gone into the plaintiff would have been entitled to a similar amount, according to the usages of the profession. John E. Poundley, Kerry, land surveyor and estate agent, said he considered the charges fair and reasonable. Mr. David Davies, M.P., said he had had considerable experience as a contractor. Looking at the valuation of the schools, and the details gone into, he considered the charges very low. As he understood it, Mr. Swettenham was left to make the valuation, and, in his experience, the charges were very low, and in cases where two were liable he had paid one half, and had been higher than these charges. Something had been said about lumping" it, but that all depended as to the quality of the valuation made. These schools were a going concern, and the trustees would not have been justified in selling them for less than their value, so it was necessary to go into the full particulars and schedule prices. Mr. Marshall then addressed the jury for the defence, and called The Rev. John Williams, the defendant, who said he remembered the conversation taking place between him- self and Mr. Pryce Jones with reference to his obtaining the site of the National Schools for a flannel warehouse. Mr. Jones asked witness to call at Mr. Swettenham's office to enquire what was the value of the schools. The plaintiff asked if it was a valuation between Mr. Pryce Jones and the trustees, and witness told him the trustees were the Bishop, Archdeacon, and himself, and that it was simply a matter between himself and Mr. Jones, so as the latter might have an idea of the valuation of the structure. He remembered that the plaintiff asked him to go with him to point out the boundary fences, to whom they belonged, and whether a plan was wanted. Witness asked how much they would cost, and the plaintiff said from 30s. to 35s. Witness then told him to make one. Defendant was never consulted at to details in the mean- while, and when he received the valuation the scheme was given np. Cross-examined—He did not remember saying that the valuation was to be placed before the Bishop. During the time the valuation was being made, he frequently visited the National Schools, but did not see the plaintiff or his clerks there. David Walker, architect, Liverpool, said the schools in question were very simple in character and easy of valua- tion. He considered a fair charge was two per thousand, and one guinea for every other thousand. He could make a valuation of the schools and land as if he had measured every brick in four hours, and the charge of three or four guineas would have been enough. He could tell within five or ten per cent. Walter Miller Bowden, surveyor, Chester, said he went over the schools and valued them. He was there about two hours. The value after depreciation was £1 377 103, He considered that sufficiently accurate. It was not usual to go into the multifarious details that Mr. Swettenham had. He would have come from Chester and have done it for five guineas and expenses. E. Jones, architect and surveyor, Newtown, said he would have made the valuation and a survey for five guineas. His Honour—It is no use calling many more of this class of witnesses. Mr. Marshall said he was quite sure his Honour was in full possession of the case. Mr. Redman then addressed the jury. His Honour, in summing up, said that the matter to his mind was a very simple case, and only ought to have oc- cupied about half an hour. The whole question was, what was the plaintiff entitled to for surveying the property ? He did not think there was much conflicting evidence. Defendant said it was a valuation between himself and Mr. Pryce Jones as neighbours, and it was very natural for defendant to ask plaintiff to oblige Mr. Pryce Jones by giving the value of the schools because they were neighbours. The jury would have to look at it in a simple manner. The Rector put it that he merely went to the plaintiff to oblige Mr. Pryce Jones. It was not the value of bricks and mortar that was wanted, but just that Mr. PryclJ Jones might know the difference in putting up a n<- v school. If that had been agreed to, then the Rector would have said that he would have it valued, 30 that the valuation could be laid before the Bishop. The jury gave a verdict for plaintiff for £3, in addition to the JE12 paid into court, costs of plaintiff and two witnesses were allowed, and fees on B15 only. MARRIAGE OF MR. FERRERS CROXON. The marriage of Mr. Ferrers Croxon and Miss Petre, eldest daughter of the Hon. Arthur and Lady Catherine Petre, took place at St. James's Church, Spanish Place, London, on Tuesday, Feb. 11th. The bride was given away by her father, and was attended by eight brides-- maids, viz., the Misses Petre (3) sisters of the bride, Miss C. CroxoD, sister of the bridegroom, Hon. Eleanor Petrb, Miss Petre, of Oakhurst, and Hon. Cicelie Clifford cousins of the bride, and the Baroness Pauline de Hiigel, The bridegroom was accompanied by his brother, Mr. G. Croxon. as best man. The bride was dressed in white satin, with wreath of orange blossoms and tulle veil, which was fastened by a parure of diamonds, the gift of the bridegroom, and she also wore a diamond cross, the gift of the Duchess of Norfolk. The Pope sent his special bles- sing to the couple. After the ceremony about 100 guests were entertained at breakfast by Mr. and Lady Catherine Petre, and at three o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Ferrers Croxon left for Paris, en route for Rome. The bride's travelling dress was of dark velvet trimmed with fur, and hat to match. The presents were very numerous, and amongst those most worthy of mention were handsome services of plate from the servants of Mr. Petre, the Misses Croxon, and the tenants at Pentreheylin beautiful silver and gold dessert spoons from the congregation of the Catholic Church at Oswestry, and gifts from the nuns of the con- vent of Badderley Clinton. Presents were also received from Hon. Arthur and Lady C. Petre, the Misses Petre, Mr. R. Petre, the Misses Croxon, Mr. Boydell Croxon, Lord and Lady Petre, Hon. Misses Petre, HOB. and Rev. W. Petre, Hon. Bernard Petre, Mme. P. de Zulueta, Mr. J. de Zulueta, Mr. and Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Washington Hibbert, Lord and Lady Clif- ford, Hon. Misses Clifford, Mrs. William Langdale, Mr. and Mrs. G. Croxon Crampton, Mr. G. and Mr. P. Crampton, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Disney, Lady Victoria Kirwan, Hon. L. Clifford, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, Mrs. Merewether, Mr. F. Buller Swete, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Misses Wood- house, Miss Pryor, Mr. Compton Ferrers, Mrs. Eyston, Hon. Mrs. Edmund Petre, Mr. and Mrs. T. Longueville, Mrs. Bretherton, Earl and Countess of Carysfort, Mrs. Blount, Mrs. C. Roberts, Hon. Mrs. Ch. Petre, Baroness Pauline de Hiigel, Mr. E. During, Hon. Frederick Petre, Baroness de Hiigel, Mrs. Ferrers Loftus, Mr. and Mrs. Ferrers, Mr. and Mme. de Zulueta, Mile. de Zulueta, Hon. Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Shum-Storey, Earl and Countess of Granard, Mrs. Maude, Mr. W. Maude, Lady Milford, Mr. Eyre, Hon. Colin and Lady Frances Lindsay, Capt. Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. Montgomerie, Mr. and Lady Harriett Lindsay, Miss Alice Croxon, Mrs. Blount, Rev. Dr. Bano, Rev. Monsignor Virtue, Mr. Charles Clifford, Mr. and Mrs. Colley, Lord and Ladyt Claud Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Stourton, &c. &c., &c.,
OPENING OF A NEW ORGAN IN LLANGOLLEN PARISH CHURCH. On Thursday, Feb. 13, special services were held in the Parish Church, Llangollen, on the occasion of the opening of a new organ, which has been erected through the ex- ertions of the churchwardens and committee, at the earnest suggestion of the Vicar. The instrument has been erected at the east end of the south aisle, adjoining the choir. The case is of pine, stained and varnished, of simple and neat design, with bright metal pipes (speaking) in front, but of course where necessary hard woods are utilised. The compass is as follows:— SWELL. Open diapason (closed bass) 8 ft. 56 notes Lieblich Gedacht 8 ft. Salcional (lower octave derived) S ft. Vox Angelica (tenor C, bass derived). 8 ft. Gemshorn 4 ft. Flageolet. 2 ft. Cornopean 8 ft. GREAT. Open diapason 8 ft. Dulciana 8 ft. Claribel flute (closed bass) 8 ft. Flute harmonique 8 ft. Principal. 4 ft. Fifteenth 2 ft. Clarionet. 8 ft. PEDALE. Bourdon. 16 ft. COUPLERS. Swell to great. Swell to pedals. Great to pedals. Two-and-a-half octaves pedals concave and radiating. Three composition pedals to great organ. The makers are Messrs. Henry Willis and Sons, of London and Liverpool, and the contract amounted a little over £ 400. The services commenced with a celebration of the Holy Communion at eight a.m., and morning prayer was held at eleven o'clock, when there was a very large congrega- tion. The service was full choral. Air. Sparrow, organist of Ruabon, presided at the new instrument, and played as an entree, With verdure clad," and the hymn, The Church's One Foundation, was sung as a processional, to the tune "Aurelia." Prayers were intoned by the Rev. H. D. Morgan, curate. The Venite was chanted to tune 13 in Goss and Mercer's Psalter, and the proper Psalms, 96, 148, 149, and 150 to tunes from the same work. The Te Deuin was chanted to Barnby's tune, and the Benedictus to a Gregorian. The lessons were read by the Rev. R. Bowcott, curate. The anthem was Dr. Clarke Whitfield's I will lift up mine eyes," Psalm cxxi. The hymn before the sermon was No. 296, Hymns Ancient and Modern, Sing Alleluia forth in duteous praise. The sermon was preached by the Rev. STEPHEN GLADSTONE, M.A., rector of Hawarden. The rev. gen- tleman took for his text the 150th psalm, "0 praise God in His holiness; praise him in the firmament of His power," &c. He remarked that music, it was often said, was the only language which had any claim to be called universal, such was its power over that part of man, which was most divine. This power the great ecclesiastical writer, the judicious Hooker, had been moved to speak of, holding that there was nothing more pestileat than some kinds of harmony, than some kinds nothing more strong and potent to good. It was on account of the power which music exercised over the deeper feelings of the human mind that the Bible made the use of melody, both vocal and instrumental, such an important element in the worship of God. He referred briefly to the magnificent services which King David began before the ark, when he caused certain Levites to be elected for the purpose of playing day by day before the sacred structure. That was not done as the result of a mere fancy of a musical mind but by command of God. He then passed on to speak of the organ, which combined in one instrument the tones formerly obtained from many, and was most suited to large open buildings like our churches. ,It had, however, been in existence long before our churches, and was ascribed as the invention of Archimedes two hundred years before Christ. They found that in the 8th century it only consisted of two octaves of notes. From the 12th to 15th centuries many advances were made; in 1480 the pedal was invented by a person named Bernard. In the 16th century there were two rows of keys, four octaves of notes, and a much larger number of stops. The organ was used in this country in 1100, was abolished at the time of the Commonwealth, and was re-introduced at the time of the Restoration. It was said that the progress made in the art of music itself was chiefly due to the Belgians, the French, Italians and Germans, the English not having so much influence as any of these. The history of modern music had been divided into four periods. The first up to 1400 which was called the preparatory, the second the period of the old masters, and the third np to 1750 being the time of transition into the last period of the modern school of music. He proceeded to take a rapid glance at the first of these four periods. They found a re- ference to music in St. Paul's gospel, but whether those strains came from a Greek or Hebrew source was uncertain. It was St. Ambrose who first com- posed, adopted, and defined a musical system of tones, and it was his disciple St. Augustine who first instituted that hymns and psalms should be sung from side to side which had been retained from that day to this. Two hundred years after him Gregory the Great so far ex- tended and worked on the Ambrosian system, that his tunes called Gregorian, in the words of a modern writer laid hold of the soul more than modern tunes composed with the direct object of effect. We who lived in modern times had much to be thankful for, but it was certain that there were great dangers lurking behind many of the blessings we enjoyed, and if not properly used they would bring a curse and not a blessing. It was of the utmost importance that music should be introduced into public worship only with a right object, and of a suitable character for the solemn purposes for which it was used, and all should strive to make it as perfect as possible. It had been said that the modern school had so entirely lost the church style, whether owing to an un- healthy public taste, or the vanity of composers, that the very best music was so sensuous as to be unsuitable for church purposes. He urged all to do their part, be it great or small, in taking care to cultivate a pure taste, and he prayed God to bless the effort which had been made there to beautify and adorn the church, and to bless the organ offered to Him that day, and make it a blessing for all. The Vicar then gave out the offertory sentences, which were chaunted while the alms were being taken. At three o'clock a numerous audience assembled to hear Mr. Sparrow go through the following programme on the organ On Mighty Pens" (Creation) Haydn. Gloria" (12th Mass). Mozart. La. Carita Rossini. "Dead March" (Saul) Handel. Cujus Animam" (Stabat Mater) Rossini. Extempore. Benedictus (12th Mass) Mozart. Passione Haydn. Hallelujah (Messiah) V.V..Handel. In the performance of these several pieces, the varied powers of the organ were brought into full requisition, clearly showing that in richness of tone and strength of expression, the instrument answers the just expectations of the most sanguine. In the evening at seven, a plain Welsh service was held, the preacher being the Rev. H. T. Edwards, M.A., Dean of Bangor. The long connection of the preacher with this parish from his boyhood until he became a Vicar, and his widespread popularity subsequent to that period, drew together an immense congregation, the church being full to overflowing. The Rev. R. Bowcott read the service, and the Rev. H. D. Morgan the lessons. All the hymns being well known, the singing was thoroughly congregational in its character. The Dean took for his text II. Kings, iii. chapter 14-17 verses. The sermon occupied over an hour and a half in its delivery. An offertory was made at the close. t
WREXHAM COUNTY COURT. Before Horatio Lloyd, Esq., Judge. INTERPLEADER CASE. In this case the claimant was Mr. Joseph Evans, grocer, Oswestry, assignee of the estate of Mr. John Evans, grocer and draper, Chirk, interpleader summonses being taken out by the British Tea Association, Denmark- street, Southwark, London, who claimed 216 18s. 3d., and Messrs. Willirms and Whittle, tobacconists, Chester, who claimed 224 12s. 6d,—Mr. Ashton Bradley appeared for Mr. Joseph Evans, Mr. Sherratt for the British Tea Association, and Mr. Mason, of Chester, for Messrs. Williams and Whittle.—Mr. Bradley, in opening the case, said he appeared for Mr. Joseph Evans, who was the trustee of a deed of assignment of personalty, dated 28th December, 1878, and given by Mr. John Evans, grocer, Chirk, debtor to the plaintiff. The British Tea Association were also creditors of John Evans, and in January of the present year levied an execution at Chirk on Evans' effects and premises, which he (Mr. Bradley) contended had passed, by the deed which he would pro- duce, to his client, Mr. Joseph Erans.—Mr. Edward Evans, accountant, Oswestry, said he knew Mr. John Evans and Mr. Joseph Evans, and the deed produced had been executed on the date endorsed upon it. The sig- nature affixed to this deed was that of John Evans, the debtor to the Tea Association. Witness acted as account- ant for Joseph Evans, the trustee. On behalf of the trustee of the deed witness entered into possession on Dec. 28, and was still in possession. He knew there was one summons against John Evans by the British Tea Association for debt before the deed was drawn up. Witness knew that the entire indebtedness of John Evans amounted to 23,217, and that there were other claims to come in.—By Mr. Bradley These are for trade debts, but I have not compared the amounts with the invoices. All the creditors have been asked to sign the deed, but they have not yet had time to do so. I was one day at Liver- pool and the immediate neighbourhood of Oswestry, but I could not neglect my other business to attend to that alone-.—Mr. Mason: From your statements, this deed emanated from you.—Witness: Yes, I suggested the deed at first. Mr. Joseph Evans is a client of mine. I went into the accounts of John Evans since the assign- ment, but not before, and I called a meeting of creditors afterwards.—You wished the creditors to believe that this man owed £3,217 ? Yes, but I had nothing then to verify it. The book debts were £3,781, which I assessed at £821. I know there were several other creditors, but I did not know that Mr. Fleet, of Chester, was a pressing creditor, although I knew he was a creditor. I had gone through the book debts with my clerk, who knew the neighbourhood pretty well. Colliers were indebted to the extent of J640, JE50, JE60, and even £70. I consulted Mr. Joseph Evans, and we called upon Mr. John Evans, who was persuaded by us to make this assignment, and we then went to Mr. Davies, the solicitor, of Oswestry, who prepared the deed. A valuation has been made of the furniture and the grocery and drapery stock, and we are carrying on busi- ness, as trustees, for the purpose of collecting the debts, since the 28th December, and it is being carried on at the present time, The furniture has not been sold, and we have not attempted to sell, except in the way of business, any portion of the drapery or grocery stock. I have not had time to call upon all the creditors, nor upon Messrs. Williams and Whittle on account of the proceedings taken.—Mr. Sherratt said in this case he thought he should have very little difficulty in satisfying his Honour that this transaction was fraudulent and done with the intent to defraud and delay the just claims of the creditors; and in order to make a deed binding upon a man, he must be a consent- ing party. The three Evans's—the accountant, the trustee, and the debtor-had put their heads together and called a meeting. His (Mr. Sherratt's) client was not re- presented at that meeting, but he had put in force the machinery of the law to enforce his claim. He said he would not attend the meeting, which was nothing but a scheme on the part of the debtor. The meeting was held at Chirk, but it was quite'clear from what the accountant stated thnt at any rate. one-half of the creditors, who were estimated at £3,200, had not consented to the deed. —His Honour said it was true that not half had been ex- ecuted, but there had been no dissent.—Mr. Mason, in addressing the court, said the primary point was whether the deed had been executed with the view of delaying creditors. He submitted that it was. They had it upon the distinct evidence of Mr. Evans, who knew that Mr. John Evans was in insolvent circumstances, and that creditors were pressing him, that in order to prevent this pressure the deed in question was executed, and a man placed in possession. They might just as well have taken the proper course, and have filed a petition in that court, where everybody's claim would have been enquired into. They did not do that, however, and therefore it must have been for the benefit of the debtor who chose his own trustee—Joseph Evans—trustee for himself and the rest of the creditors parties to the deed—not all the creditors, but those who signed the deed. Neither had the trust been carried out, and it was a case, therefore, in which the creditors were tied hand and foot, because they could not make the man a bankrupt. The provisions in the deed only referred to the creditors who had signed and consented to the deed, and the residue, if any, was to be handed over by the consenting creditors, not to the other creditors, but to the debtor, the very man who made the deed! Surely a deed like that was against all the provisions of the Bankruptcy Act, and against all equity. It was a deed, really, for one class of creditors. Creditors over £50 might make a man bankrupt, but his client, being under j650, could not do so, and they therefore maintained that this deed had been executed for the purpose of delaying them, and preventing them obtaining the fruits of their expedition. Such a state of things was never intended by the Bankruptcy Laws, and he concluded that the execution creditors were really entitled to the proceedings of their levy. The document, also, not being duly represented under the Bills of Sale Act, was not maintainable as against the High Bailiff of the Court.—Mr. Bradley, in replying, said that the meeting called by the accountant, as representing the trustee, was attended by seven-eights of the creditors. The trusts in the deed were with con- venient speed to sell and dispose of the said goods." &c., to get in the book debts, and so forth, and out of the money which should come into his hand he should, in the first place, pay all expenses of Mr. Joseph Evans—it was only fair that the costs should come out of the estate as in Bankruptcy—then to pay and divide all received amongst the creditors who signed the deed until they were satisfied—the residue of the money realized, if any, to be paid to the debtor, John Evans. The proviso in respect to the fourteen days was absolutely necessary for winding up the estate; otherwise the matt er might drag on for years. He submitted that the deed was for the benefit of all the creditors who chose to sign, and there was no- thing to prevent anybody coming in. After referring his Honour to several authorities, Mr. Bradley concluded by observing that if the application of the judgment credi- tors was allowed they would be having a preference which was not allowed under the Bankruptcy Act, and this would be the very thing which Mr. Sherratt complained was being done in giving preference to those creditors who had signed the deed of assignment in the present action. With regard to the registration of the deed under the Bills of Sale Act, 1861, he submitted that the deed was for the benefit of all the creditors, and was all fours with the case of the London Furnishing and Upholstering Company against Venn," in which it had been held that the registration of the deed was unnecessary. In the present case possession had been taken before the expira- tion of the twenty-one days—in fact on the day of the date of the deed.—His Honour said he should reserve judgment until the next court. Important to Sheriff's Officers.—Mr. LI. Adams, of Ruthin, applied on behalf of the High Sheriff of Denbigh- shire, for an order on Mr. Glascodine, as receiver of the estate of John Lloyd, grocer, Hope-street, Wrexam, to pay over to the High Sheriff the amount of an execution levied on the said John Lloyd on the 4th December. The levy was on the action of Rowlands and others, Rood- lane, London, execution creditors, and the point to be decided was whether the entry upon Lloyd's premises was a sufficient one?—On the day when the sheriff's officer went into possession, it appeared that Lloyd had filed his petition in liquidation, and the question was as to whether legal possession had been obtained before the filing of the petition.—Mr. Adams contended that the sheriff's officer had made a good and effectual entrance on the 4th December by walking up and down the passage.— Mr. John Jones submitted that the possession" set up by the mere walking up and down a passage common to half a dozen people was mere fiction.—His Honour Yes. There is a great difference between this and the case of the Cae Penty Colliery cited by Mr. Adams. In this case the passage in question is a very public place, and a man may be walking up and down there for all sorts of purposes. In the colliery case there was a reason for the man walking up and down, and he had the mine- rals underneath him. I think it would be a very unfor- tunate thing if I was to hold in this case that the man walking about was taking possession. Bailiffs must do their work better than that, and I think, Mr. Adams, you must rely upon the possession taken at ten minutes to two o'clock, and if I find that it is true that the petition had been filed at thirteen minutes to two, then it was anterior to the time of taking posses- sion, which was not taken until some minutes after that time, according to the bailiff's own statement. —Mr. Jones then called Ishmael Evans, and after hearing his evidence, his Honour said I am very sorry for the officer, Roberts, who out of kindness and sympathy gave this man Lloyd more rope than he ought to have done. Still, he ought to have done his duty, irrespective of any- thing else.—Mr. Adams said he thought his Honour might recommend the trustee to recoup Roberts out of the estate, as the amount, £24 odd, was a very consider- able item to a man, like the officer, who, out of the kind- ness of his heart, had dealt too leniently with Lloyd, and it would be only right to prevent him being a loser to so large an extent.—His Honour replied that such would only be right, and proper, and equitable, although he could of course make no order; but if the trustee could influence the creditors, no doubt he would.—Mr. Jones then applied for costs, but his Honour said under the cir- cumstances he should make no order as to costs, and the order, therefore, would be, "Application refused, with- out costs." RIVER DEE FISHERY BOARD. A meeting of the Board of Conservators of the River Dee was held at the Town Hall, Chester, on Monday, Feb. 10. Mr. H. Robertson, M.P., presided. THE LATE CHAIRMAN. The CHAIRMAN said that before going on with the ordinary business he invited the members of the Board present to an ex- pression of regret on the loss they had experienced in the death of their late Chairman, who was always at his post and ready to give his time and assistance to the service of the Board. Many of them—indeed he might say all—had lost in him a friend whom they much respected, and one whom it would be very, difficult to replace, not only as a chairman of the Board, but In the discharge of other public duties. He moved, there- fore, that a letter of condolence be sent to the family of the late Col. Tottenham, on the severe bereavement which had befallen them. Mr. SHAW seconded the proposition, which was carried unani- mously. THE NEW CHAIRMAN. The Duke of Westminster was unanimously elected Chairman of the Board. THE POLLUTION OF RIVERS. Mr. DUNCAN said a communication had been received from the Lune Fishery Board, stating that action was about to be taken by several Fishery Boards with the view of moving Parlia- ment to amend the existing Rivers Pollution Act, which was found to be altogether inadequate, and they suggested that the meeting should be held at Worcester, which was most central, and where the whole matter could be discussed. They also wished to know if the River Dee Fishery Board would be repre- sented at the conference. Captain BUSH said from what he heard lately he was led to believe that the River Alyn, in their district, was not so much polluted as it had been. The CHAIRMAN said the question was one that had betfi agitated for many years, and there was nothing new in it. The question was one between pollutions and fish, and to a certain extent pollutions were authorised. Mr. MOSTYN OWEN said they ought to express their approval of the objects of the conference in freeing rivers from pollution. The CHAIRMAN said there were much larger interests than those of fishing at stake, and in their own district, with the exception of the Alyn, he doubted if they suffered much from pollution. After some further discussion it was lagreed that a letter should be written in answer to that from the Lune Fishery district, stating that the Board concurred in the movement, but did not think it desirable that they should be represented at the conference. FINANCIAL PROSPECTS. The CHAIRMAN said the Secretary had informed him that the balance in hand at the commencement of the year was £2311s. 3d., and on the 30th November last this had increased to £222 8s. 3d., while the receipts during the year from nets and coracles amounted to £249 18s. 3d. The balance available at present is JE167 16s. 5d.; while licensing duties to the amount of about £500 had yet to be received. This was a satisfactory state of things in these bad times. ROD FISHING IN THE DEE. Mr. MOSTYN OWEN, in accordance with notice given at the last meeting, proposed that the close season for rod fishing be from the 1st December to the 1st April. His object, he said, in moving the alteration of closing time, was the preservation of the kelts. His desire was also to assimilate the time for rod fishing on the Dee with that on the Welsh and Scotch rivers, and believed it was useless going out salmon fishing in the months of February and March. Mr. H. MADDOCK thought if that proposal were carried they ought to extend the time for net fishing. The CHAIRMAN thought that the river was over-fished already, and that they ought to allow the riverto be stocked. Mr. MOSTYN OWEN said unless the holders of rod licences re- ceived some privileges they would not take them out. He also stated that he was a member of a club which employed four watchers solely for the purpose of keeping down poaching on a lon reach of the river. Mr. BIGGER seconded Mr. Owen's proposition, which was car- ried. OTHER BUSINESS. On the proposition of the CHAIRMAN, the salary of the head water bailiff, Thomas McShea, was raised from 28s. to 30s. per week. The following gentlemen were then elected members of the Board :-Mr. A. T. A. Sherriff, Crogen, Merionethshire, vice Mr. G. L. Dicken, resigned; Mr. F. A. V. Whitmore, King's Leigh, Cheshire, vice Mr. J. S. Hodgson, resigned; Mr. T. E. Tatton, Chirk, vice Mr. Rowland Hunt, deceased; and Mr. W. C. Deeley, vice Mr. Edward Bate, deceased. A vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding, was pro- posed by Mr. F. A. DICKSON, seconded by Major TOTTENHAM, and carried unanimously, and this concluded the business be- fore the meeting. <
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