ST. ASAPH DIOCESAN CONFERENCE. + THE BISHOP ON CHURCH AFFAIRS. INTERESTING PRESENTATION. The St. Asaph Diocesan Conference was opened at Denbigh on Thursday. This is the second time the conference has been in this ancient town. There was a very large attend- ance of clergy and laity. The proceedings opened in the morning with the celebration of Holy Communion at St. David's Church, which was followed two hours later by a short service. The conference met at 11 o'clock in the Drill Hail, under the presidency of the Bishop (Dr. Edwards). Among those present were Lord Mostyn, Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, Sir Robert Egerton, Mr. A. S. Griffith-Boscawen, M.P., Mr. Stanley Leighton, M.P., Colonel W. Cornwallis West (Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire), Mr. St. John Raikes, the Hon. C. H. Wynn (Rug), Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd (High Sheriff of Merionethshire), Colonel Howard, Colonel Mesham, Mr. P. P. Pennant, Chancellor Trevor Parkins, the Dean of St. Asaph (the Very Rev. H. Watkin Williams), the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas, the Hon. L. Broderick, Mr. R. W. Williams- Wynne, Captain Griffith-Boscawen, Captain Cole, the Rev. J. Morgan (rector of Denbigh), and Mr. Ll. Hugh Jones (Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for North Wales). It was announced by the Bishop that Archdeacon Richardson was unable to be present owing to ill-health, but that his health was now very much improved. Apologies were also reported from Lord Harlech, Sir Robert Cunliffe, and the Hon. George Kenyon. The mention of the name of the Conservative candidate for East Denbighshire was received with a cheer. THE BISHOP'S ADDRESS. The BISHOP then delivered his opening address. He said: This year has witnessed many changes in the diocese, and dear and valued fellow-labourers have been called to their rest. By the death of the Bishop of St. David's in January the Church in Wales lost its senior bishop. For nearly a quarter of a century I was brought into close relationship t, p with him. He was indeed a good man. His gifts were many and great, and his loss to the Church is one not easily replaced. Those who had the great privilege of his friendship learned to realise its depth and sincerity, and to value the strength and dignity of his character. Within the last twelve months Archbishop Benson fell on sleep, and the pathos of that passing came very close to all of us in this diocese. He rendered the noblest service to the Church of Christ in this land, and in a signal degree and moment to this the most ancient part of that Church. It would be impertinent in me to say more, it would be ungrateful to say less.—(Applause.) Among the many notable events of this Jubilee year was the meeting of the Lambeth Conference. •the gathering of the bishops of the Anglican Church from all parts of the world is a striking ttstimony to the growth and vitality of that Church. The trials and difficulties of the home work sink to a new proportion as we listen to the recital of the perils and perplexities ot those who come from the distant outposts v*i. *gfeat, arm^ In another direction the tr rA f.onftjrtjac« .lies not in its being a Datri&r^nL w™0rtvisible organisation of a born of mnt' 1 m growing sense of unity wel?be iw Tansel and discussion. It may tion ofthS n"?- CCntUry ma* fiQd th* tlO of thl not lU a pa.triarchate, but in a where ail the members are equal and sovereign, and for the furtherance of the common work devolve certain dutip. and nnro" --n_- t" pon a central authority. Among the things of Datr n i.t, me work is the question of a nr ^10,3e who regard the ministry as ° ,S10[1 or as a vocation, or as both, J**«t three standpoints from which this ject m*y be approached. Many schemes are proposed, but no scheme which I have yet seen deals with the central difficulty, that when there are twenty applicants for one post nineteen are disappointed. This disappoint- ment is often and deeply shared by the patron, who would only too gladly, if he had the power, all the just claims put before him. omething can be done in this way by the Ostentation Fund. The labourer is worthy of his hire, but the hire is no longer worthy of the ourer. (Hear, hear.) Our endowments given centuries ago were adequate for the work then they are so no longer. The carving up of j our grand old parishes has often ended in awkward and inadequate slices, |°°d neither for the work nor the Workers. Falling tithes and increased, *aa for the clergy unalleviated taxation, has Drought down the old competency to a modern pittance. Again, in very many parishes new churches and mission-rooms necessitate addi- tional clergy. This is all good, so long as the parish itself with such external aid as it can procure provides for the extra worker. The incumbent's salary ought not, in my opinion, to be permanently mortgaged for the payment of curates stipends. I say permanently, because there are some clergy with large private means who can afford to give large contribution, but it is their duty to the parish, to their successors, and to the Church, to remember that the work must go on after their time and that if their personal contributions become recognised as charges upon the incumbent's stipend the practical outcome is this—that in all these cases the work can only be undertaken by a man with private means. I decline to recognise the possession of private means as an essential qualification for the cure and government of SSl anj[ Par]sh- (Applause.) I wish to speak strongly and plainly to my brethren of the laity on this point, and to my brethren of the clergy, who ought very seriously to consider before they start new work the possibility of maintaining it in the future without permanently weakening the work of the heart-centre in the parish. We invite help for our clergy sustentation fund. To whom do we turn first and mainly ? Not, I venture to think, to the landowners. It has often been pointed out that when the endow- ments of the Church were given, real property med the bulk of the wealth of the country, thf y Personal property is three times in value Chn °l reai P^P61" 'rhe endowments of the *hi 1? are mainly drawn from the one-fourth, rePresents real property. I need not those Point any farther. It is time for this three-fourths of the wealth of to recognise their obligations a ilQore generously. (Applause.) Our first, Bcho ? many ways our greatest, care is for our formed ^'ocesan Association has been state f aD(i woric i8 in a very satisfactory nected ?ro&re8S- The secretarial work con- tionallv'h^11 Association has been excep- accuracv and ^as been carried out with &ev. oriousness, and courtesy by the whom tho ^ama' vicar St. Asaph, to for this L Cese is deeply indebted not only UUobtmn- ^or °ther great services, most largely 17 rendered. Our schools live ald laif self-sacrifice of our clergy all Relieve me, they are well worth darv J C0S • us' field of secon- f0r » education one first grade sehool Ruthl °yo is left us in North Wales. Bunrv^i. ammar School deserves the heartiest support of all Churehmen in North Wales. I with a, very intimate knowledge of the anvfi aDC* master, and I do not know enf ^"g.rade school to which parents can as frus^ fckeir children with greater confidence ed thoroughness and high quality of the ucation given there. For the border counties 6 have the ancient and excellent school of swestry, happily saved by its locality from all ighting interference. Here in the centre of N" orth Wales Ruthin School merits, and I earnestly trust will receive, the cordial support of my brethren of the clergy and laity. For the education of girls Howell's School, Denbigh, as been happily saved, and the interests not £ nly of religious education, but also of orphans, "ave been protected. The saving of the school Naturally caused some disappointment among those who had prematurely calculated upon its Possession. There have also been some critics Writing as Churchmen, who with an unfortunate modesty have each and all concealed their ^hurch mans hip under the guise of anonymity. t has been stated that originally this was not an ecclesiastical or Church endowment. It Was a pre-Reformation endowment. I have recently procured a certified copy from the Registry of the High Court of Justice of the original will of Thomas Howell, and the state- ment made in a respectable Church journal that this was originally an unsectarian e|eemosynary charity labours under the dis- advantage of being wholly and entirely at variane with the facts. The last epithet you would apply to Howell's will is unsectarian. One other point calls for notice. It was pro- Gj8? » ^ransfer a large sum to Dr. Williams s School at Dolgelley. The endowments trUof school are invested in Unitarian truafees *iv'ng io London, and thes9 Unitarian nominate half the Governors. These are two dominant and unquestioned facts. It is a matter of no consequence who the Governors may be who accept nomination at the hand of these Unitarian trustees. To those who have inquired into the character of this endowment it was a matter of difficulty to ascertain who these trustees were, and yet publicity on this point is a duty. (Hear, hear.) The subjects for our discussion to-day deal with some deeply important questions which I must not anticipate. (Applause.) PRESENTATION TO THE BISHOP. On reassembling after luncheon, Colonel Cornwallis West presented to the Bishop his portrait, painted by Mr. W. Q. Orchardson, R.A., together with a sum of about X,300, to be spent on such purposes as the Bishop might think conducive to the interests of the Church in the diocese. Colonel West expressed the hope of the subscribers, including Churchmen all over Wales and beyond Wales, that the portrait would be placed among the numerous portraits of Bishop Edward's distinguished pre- decessors which now adorned the walls of the episcopal palace of St. Asapb. He also presented to his Lordship an address, in which testimony was borne to the conspicuous ability- and courage with which he had sustained the cause of the Church in difficult and critical times, and a hope was expressed that he might be long spared to preside over the diocese.-fphe Bishop, in reply, said he accepted the portrait, not as a personal tribute at all, but as a tribute to the part he, with so many others, played in the cause of Church defence, in protecting the Church of Christ in this land from changes which would have curtailed and hindered the work of the Church for a long future. If the measure brought before Parliament under the rule of the late Goverment had been passed, the Church would have been in a very crippled position to-day. He was glad to say that, as a result of the defence of the Church which was then raised, the movement was sent farther back than it had been for a large number of years. (Applause.) THE TAXATION OF THE CLERGY. The St. Asaph Diocesan Conference was re- sumed on Friday, in the Volunteer Drill Hall at Denbigh. The Lord Bishop again presided over a large attendance of clerical and lay representatives. Chancellor TRKVOR PARKINS moved the following resolution, arising out of a report of the Standing Committee submitted to the Conference on the previous day "That the members of the St. Asaph Diocesan Conference learn with much satisfaction that an inquiry is now being made into the incidence of taxation of the clergy, and request the Standing Committee to take such steps as they are able to procure the redress of any unfair taxation." He was sure that every member of the conference, clergyman and lay- man, must be anxious that the clergy should uot be unfairly taxed, and he therefore hoped the conference would accept the resolution.- Archdeacon THOMAS seconded the resolution, which was carried, the word 'local' being inserted before taxation.—On the motion of COLONEL MESHAM, seconded by Mr. E. O. V. LLOYD, the conference further adopted the following resolution That every effort be made to induce the Government to amend the system of rating clerical incomes, and to allow deductions to be made for professional services and all necessary outgoings in arriving at the rateable value." SUPERANNUATION OF DISABLED CLERGY. Mr. R. W. WILLIAMS WYNN, in a paper dealing with the superannuation of disabled clergy, said the most feasible scheme lav in the policy of insurance, and advocated the forma- tion of a fund in the diocese to enable them to effer each ordinee a pension of X20 per annum after he passed the age of 60, free, on the con- dition that he should insure himself for an equal amount at least. That would form a neucleus of zC20, which, added to the zC50 mentioned in the Benefices Bill, would make up a sum of Ego a year. No medical examination would be necessary, and the policies could be taken out separately, one in the name of the ordinee and the other in the name of the Diocesan Fund. He suggested that the scheme should be given a practical test for three years. If they wanted good work done they must offer good terms, and the secret of success had always laid in the question of security. The Civil Service proved attractive because there was a pension at the end of well-earned retirement. (Applause.). The Rev. DAVID WILLIAMS, Llandyrnog, said the clergy wanted encouragement and support, and unless there were indications that suitable remuneration was forthcoming they could not expect that class of men to enter the ministry which laymen might expect. They did not get the aristocracy of blood or wealth to enter the Church, and therefore he saw no reason why they should not get the aristocracy of intellect. Chancellor TREVOR PARKINS said it was a very great thing indeed to alter the status of the clergy. It was a great thing to give power to turn clergymen out of their livings, and he thought that such power ought not to be given unless a suitable pension was provided. He considered that the scheme sketched out by Mr. R. Williams Wynn was a very flimsy one, and that dno1l work\ (Hear, hear, and laughter.) W hat was the position of a clergyman who had laboured for a great number of years, and who bad done his duty well P He was to be retired with an income of £ 90 a year. The Benefices Bill put the retiring allowance at X50 a year. The BISHOP: As a minimum. Chancellor PARKINS: Yes, as a minimum, and and he did not suppose that more than the minimum would be given. He considered that a great part of the Benefices Bill was extremely good, but he confessed that he did not feel disposed to support either the second or the third portion of it. One feature of the Bill which brought considerable odium upon it was that it was confined to the parochial clergy. If the tenure of office by the clergy was to be altered, the alteration must extend beyond the parochial clergy. (Hear, hear.) He hoped the time was distant when the very sweeping change advocated by Mr. Robert Williams Wynn would be introduced into the Church. The DEAN of ST. ASAPH, referring to the Benefices Bill, said the clause relative to the removal of Incumbents only alluded to cases where a clergyman did no work himself or provided for its accomplishment, for two whole years, and he was certain that that scheme would not apply to a single parish in that diocese. (Applause.)-Mr. Stanley Leighton, M.P., suggested the establishment of a fund to be applied to the buying of pensions in the Clergy Pensions' Institution, which had been in existence for 10 years. The money received by the society in donations was divided among the pensioners in order to increase their pension.— The Bishop, in closing the discussion, said the talk of some clergy about compulsory retire- ment made him feel somewhat impatient. The minimum sum of £ 50 in the Bill he considered too small, and he was quite ready if opportunity occurred to propose an additional clause to in- clude everybody within the operation of the Act. (Applause.) CONVOCATION AND HOURS OF LAY- MEN. The reconstitution of Convocations and the Houses of Laymen was. the subject of a subse- quent discussion. The Hon. LAURENCE BRODRICK complained that the Church had no general assembly or synod or conference which could claim incon- testably to Rpeak the mind of the body it repre- sented. The Houses of Convocation were not representative, nor were the Houses of Lay- men. The Canterbury House of Laymen seemed too email for effectual representation. The most pressing need of the Church was a thoroughly representative body to legislate in faith, doctrine, worship, and discipline, with due power to enforce its decisions. To consti- tute such a body the sanction of an Act of Parliament would be required. He advocated Parliamentary control over the enactments of the representative body, for a desire to make it independent of Parliament would rouse to active hostility an enormous amount of latent opinion. Mr. H. ST. JOHN RAIKES submitted that the title under which the paper ought to have been considered was 'The Fusion of the Houses of Convocation and the Extension of the House of Laymen.' (Laughter.) The House of Laymen was constituted avowedly as an experiment; it had had a fair trial, and been entirely successful. That success was in the main due to the fact that both the clerical and lay representatives met on the same footing and bad an equal voice. CHURCH DEFENCE. The afternoon was mainly devoted to a dis- cussion on Church Defence and Church Distinction,' introduced by Mr. GRIFFITH- BoscAWEN, M.P., who remarked that he looked forward to many fights on the Disestablishment question, as it was essential the Church people should ever be on the alert to control the enemy. Inactivity was dangerous. If people knew the truth about the Church in Wales, disestablishment and disendowment would be absolutely impossible, and the ignorance dis- played on this point by well-educated men, including Lord Rosebery—(laughter)—was appalling. It was important that they should have a large organisation of Church people with local centres, so that when the Church was attacked the necessary steps could be taken in every parish, as it were, to prevent inaccu- racies and misrepresentation. The formation of a permanent method of defending the Church by herself was the only way to get rid of disestablishment for ever, and that view was strongly upheld by the late Archbishop Benson. He hoped they would form a diocesan branch of the society and two representatives on the Central London Council. Mr. R. Williams Wynn was afterwards appointed hon. secretary for the diocese. The meetings of the Conference terminated with the usual votes of thanks.
THE CHURCH IN WALES.—Speaking at the Bangor Diocesan Conference at Dolgelly on Wednesday, Bishop Lloyd said they were work- ing the church on truly national lines to the best of their power, and he was not aware that there was any parish in the diocese of Bangor which did not give excellent services in the Welsh language. Not a single candidate for holy orders bad come into the diocese of Bangor in his time who had not been examined in Welsh speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. He confessed they might do more for the people by way of literature. With regard to the pro- posed establishment of a Board of Patronage, if they wanted such a Board to have power, they were bound to have it established by the law of the land. If they iwere not satisfied with the law of the land and with the Church as established by law, they had their remedy, and that remedy was Disestablishment, and they had already shewn by their action that that was what they did not want.
WILL OF A CHESHIRE GENTLEMAN. 4 The will (dated October 5, 1888), with three codicils, of Mr. Samuel Beckett Chadwick, J.P., of Kingsley, Cheshire, who died on April 2, was proved at the Chester District Registry on August 4th by John White, John Burgess, Vere Beamont Da vies, and Joseph Shaw Green, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to £ 53,368. The testator bequeaths 10s. per week for the maintenance of his horse Belshazzar as long as he shall live, and he directs that he shall not be worked after his death; 5s. per week for the maintenance of his dog Grip as long as he shall live; his stuffed birds, stuffed animals, and beoks to the Run- corn Commissioners as the nucleus of a museum and library, free of duty, but if they do not accept same within three months, then to the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the Borough of Warrington; such one of his entire shire horses as he may select to his stud groom, Wm. Ball; X500 each to his executors; and there are bequests to his sister, nephews and nieces, housekeeper, indoor servants, bailiff, groom, gardener, and labourers. The residue of his real and personal estate he leaves, as to two- thirds thereof, upon trust, to pay thereout X350 per annum to his brother-in-law, John Edward Hughes, as long as he shall remain the widower of his late sister, Mary Ann Hughes, and sub- ject thereto for the children of his said sister in equal shares; and as to the other one-third, upon trust, for the benefit of his sister, Frances Silver, and her children, during her life, and at her death for the children of both his said sisters, per capita and not per stirpes.
MOLD COUNTY COURT. + FRIDAY.—Before His Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd. SHEEP TRESPASS TOO COMMON. Richard Roberts, Rhosesnor, was sued by Edward Edwards for the sum of £ 4 7s., for tres- pass by sheep on August 4th and 5th.—Mr. G. H. Simon, who appeared on behalf of plaintiff, said that on the morning of the 4th there were 56 sheep belonging to Roberts on the aftergrass of land belonging to plaintiff. The following morning there were 31 of defendant's sheep again on the land, thus making 87 sheep in all. Plaintiff charged a shilling per head— £ 4 7s. in all. Edwards also sued Thomas Roberts for a guinea. This defendant had 14 sheep on the land on the 4th, and seven on the 5th, making 21 in all. Plaintiff also charged a shilling a head for these.—Mr. T. W. Hughes, for the defence, offered 15s. on behalf of Richard Roberts, and 5s. on behalf of the other defendant. He called a grazier, who, in giving evidence, stated threepence a week would be a proper price for the grazing of sheep, and he thought a penny each would be a fair amount to charge for each sheep that had trespassed on plaintiff's land.-His Honour: These actions are becoming very numerous, and at the same time I have heard remarks that some people are making a good thing out of them. I think a penny a head for sheep who have got in only to pay a casual call is a bit too strong.—Eventually His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for the amount paid into court-15s. for Richard Roberts, and 5s. for Thomas Roberts. CURIOUS INTERPLEADER ACTION. Mr. W. H. Churton appeared in an inter- pleader action on behalf of Charles Parry and Richard Lloyd, overseers of Nannerch, for the recovery of the sum of C24 3s., held by the defendant, John B. Marston, solicitor, Mold. Mr. G. H. Bradley appeared for John Hughes, of Caerwys, who claimed X16 8s. for salary as assistant overseer of the parish of Nannerch.- Mr. Churton said this was an action brought by the overseers of Nannerch against Mr .Marston for the recovery of X24 3s., a sum of money which he (Mr. Marston) had recovered on their behalf from a man named Robinson, who was formerly an overseer of Nannerch. It appeared that the overseers of Nannerch had a default- ing overseer, who now had the impudence to come into court that day as a claimant. He had appropriated £123 of the money of the rate- payers, and the township had called upon his sureties to the extent of X100. The balance bad never been paid, and he was prosecuted and sent to gaol. Mr. Churton further explained that the J624 3s, recovered by Mr. Marston from the former overseers was money that those over- seers wished to retain as salary through having to do the work of the defaulting assistant overseer.—Mr. Marston intimated he had paid the money into court, and did not care a rap who got it.—Mr. G. H. Bradley said his client, Hughes, claimed the 916 8s. as salary due to him as assistant overseer. XIOO had been paid, Hughes had served his term of imprisonment for his defalcations, and he wanted to hand the £ 16 8s. to the overseers.—It was stated that the under-pleader's summons had not been taken out in proper time.—His Honour therefore said that he couldn't hear the proceedings. The action had been brought by the two plaintiffs, and there was nothing for it but to order the money paid into court to be paid out. MASTER AND SERVANT A QUESTION OP NOTICE. Sarah Thomas, domestic servant, was sued by Mr. G. H. Simon, solicitor, Mold, for five guineas damages in lieu of notice.—Mr. Marston appeared for plaintiff, and it was stated that she was engaged at R15 a year on July 23rd, and left on August 2nd. She was engaged as a farm servant, and he contended that she therefore ought to have given plaintiff three months' notice.—The girl's defence was that the work was too hard.—His Honour held that a servant was entitled to give a month's notice, and he therefore found for plaintiff for 25s.— Mr. Simon stated he only took action as a question of principle.
Lord Harlech and Mr. Herbert Roberts, M.P., were present at the laying of a memorial stone of the County School, Llangollen, on Tuesday. Lord Harleh said the Welsh Intermediate Education Act would prove of the greatest value to the community if the boys were so trained in these schools that they could successfully compete against the keen competition now prevailing, for on all their railways they saw heavy loads of goods marked Made in Germany.' Mr. Herbert Roberts said the new Act had already proved a boon to the Principality, and marked advances were being made by Welsh boys. ADVICE TO MOTHERS !-Are you broken in your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of outting teeth ? Go at once to a chemis and get a bottle of MRs. WINSIOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP, which has been used over 50 years by millions of mothers for their children while teething, with perfect success. It is pleasant to taste produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as bright as a button." It soothes the child, it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other causes. Sold by Chemists everywhere at Is. lid. per bottle.
SERIOUS AcclDBNT.-At Carnarvon, on Satur- day, Colonel R. Ap Hugh Williams, of Anglesey, met with a serious accident while examining a sea wall which is being constructed by the Carnarvon Harbour Trust, of which he is a member. He stood upon one end of a plank, when the timber toppled over and fell on his leg, severely crushing it above the ankle. He was conveyed to the Cottage Hospital, where the limb was successfully amputated. His brother, the Dean of St. Asaph, arrived in the town during the evening.—Colonel Williams had a relapse on Monday afternoon, and grave fears are entertained as to his recovery. SINGULAR CHARGE AGAINST A DISTRICT COUNCIL CLERK.—At Wallasey on Wednesday two sum- monses were returnable, in which Mr. W. Danger, formerly clerk and solicitor to the Wallasey Urban District Council, was charged with failing to answer a summons issued by Mr. C. F. Jordison, Government auditor, to attend the audit of the Council's accounts on September 16thj and also with having failed to produce certain books and vouchers necessary to complete the audit.—The Magistrates' Clerk stated that he had received that morning a letter from Mr. Danger's son, stating that the defendant had left home for a few days' change, and that the summonses had not been forwarded to him.—After bearing the. evidence of the Government auditor and others, the magistrates inflicted a fine of 20s., and 28s. 6d. costs, in each of the two cases. Epps's COCOAINE.-Cocoa-Nib Extract. (Tea- like.)—The choicest roasted nibs (broken up beans) of the natural Cocoa, on being subjected to powerfu. hydraulic pressure, give forth their excess of oil, leaving for use a finely flavoured powder- Cocoaine,' a product which, when prepared with boiling water, has the consistence of tea, of which it is now beneficially taking the place with many. Its active principle being a gentle nerve stimulant, supplies the needed energy without unduly exciting the system. Sold only in packets and tins, by Grocers, labelled 'James Epps and Co. IAd., Homoeopathic Chemists, London.'
REVISION COURTS. ♦ EDDISBURY DIVISION. TARVIN AND TARPORLEY. The annual revision court was held on Thursday at the Red Lion Hotel, Tarvin. There were in attendance the revising barrister (Mr. E. Burke Wood), Mr. R. N. Owen (registra- tion agent for the Conservatives), and Mr. Seller, the representative of the Liberals. The business was purely formal. Subsequently Mr. Wood revised the lists at Tarporley. MALPAS AND TATTENHALL. On Friday, at the Red Lion, Malpas, Mr. Edmund Burke Wood, revising barrister, attended to revise the list of parliamentary electors in this division of the Eddisbury Hundred. Mr. R. N. Owen represented the Conservatives, and Mr. Seller the Liberals. The lists were carefully gone through by both the agents, and the proceedings were of a harmonious character. The following claims were allowed:—Malpas, one Conservative claim and one Liberal claim; Chorlton, one Conserva- tive claim; Cuddington, two Conservative claims; Oldcastle, three Conservative claims. No objections were raised to any of the fore- going. In the afternoon a revision court was held at the Bear Hotel, Tattenhall, when the proceedings were of a quiet order, the court lasting barely one hour. At Burwardsley, two ownership claims were allowed. An occupier's claim was allowed at Hargreave, in the name of the Rev. A. E. Hutton. At Goulborne David, a lodger claim was allowed in the name of Wm. Rowe, while at Tattenhall, two occupiers' claims were allowed in the names of Fryer and Jones. DUNHAM-O'-TH'-HILL AND FRODSHAM. On Saturday Mr. E. Burke Wood sat at Dunham-o'-th'- Hill for the revision of the voting registers. Mr. R. N. Owen was in attendance on behalf of the Conservatives, and Mr. Seller on behalf of the Radicals. The lists were quickly gone through, no material alteration being made. Mr. Burke Wood subsequently held a court at the Bear's Paw, Frodsham, when Mr. Owen and Mr. Tiley were present to watch the interests of the Conservatives, and Mr. Seller performed a similar office on behalf of the Radicals. In Helsby forty-four occupation claims were put in by the Conservatives, and all were allowed, together with two lodgers. The claims of Frederick Gleave and Wm. Linaker were allowed to the Conservatives in Frodsham as lodgers, and there were several occupation claims on both sides. The Conservatives objected to two voters in Frodsham, one of whom had been in receipt of parochial relief, and to two others for shortness of residence, and the objections were sustained. CHESTER CASTLE. The lists for the Chester Castle division of Eddisbury were revised by Mr. E. Burke Wood, at Chester Castle, on Monday, when Mr. R. N. Owen and Mr. H. W. Lovett attended on behalf of the Conservatives, and Mr. Seller on behalf of the Radicals. MR. GEORGE PARKER AND THE HANDBRIDGE QUARRY. Mr. Seller raised an objection to the name of Mr. George Parker, builder, in respect of the ownership of the quarry at Handbridge on the ground that he was in occupation of the quarry. —Mr. Owen, however, urged that the case came under the old franchise, and though the quarry could not confer upon Mr. Parker a borough vote, it did entitle him to a county vote, because he owned and occupied premises under iElO in value and over £ 2.—Mr. Parker, in answer to the Revising Barrister, said the quarry was rated at about £ 5.—Mr. Seller It is not a quarry now, it is a storehouse for stone.—Mr. Parker It is a quarry, and there is a lot of waste laud on which I store stone. I bought the materials of the old prison at Chester Castle, and stored them on it.—The vote was retained.—Mr. Parker: As I have been here twice before, I ask for my expenses.—The Revising Barrister: No, unless Mr. Seller in the generosity of his heart chooses to make you some allowance, I shall make no order. (Laughter.) OBJECTION TO A CHESTER AUCTIONEER. The Liberals objected to the name of Mr. James Elphick appearing on the list in respect of the property in the occupation of Mr. J. W. Huke, chemist, Foregate-street, on the ground that he had no freehold interest therein. Mr. Seller said the matter had been beautifully arranged so that one partner should go on the register for one part of the property and the other partner for the other portion.—Mr. Owen said that waa so, and very properly so. He wished that other people would arrange matters in the same way as Messrs. Churton, Elphick and Co. had done. He contended that in the case of freehold property owned by a firm, where there was a separate tenement, a partner having an interest of more than £2 a year in that tenement was entitled to a vote in respect thereof, and he quoted in support of his argument the ease of Baxter v. Newman.—The Revising Barrister: The question is, is this house and shop occupied by Mr. Huke part of the partnership property ?—Mr. Owen Yes.— The objection was over-ruled. A CHESTER WINE MERCHANT'S VOTE. The same objection was raised by the Liberals against Mr. Ambrose Jones Roberts, in respect of the Bear and Billet Hotel, Lower Bridge- street.-Mr. Seller stated that last year Mr. Roberts claimed to be placed on the register of voters for the Boot Inn.—Mr. Owen replied that a mistake had been made at that time, inasmuch as the claims of two members of the firm had been sent in for the same qualifying property, whereas it was provided only one person could be allowed to go on the register in respect of one property. Mr. Ambrose Roberts was a member of the well-known firm of Quellyn Roberts and Co., wine merchants, Watergate-street, and his interest in the Bear and Billet came to more than 42 a year, which was the qualifying value. He produced the agreement of tenancy, and said he did not think Mr. Seller would say for a single moment that Mr. Ambrose Roberts was not a partner having a direct interest in the firm.-Mr. Seller: I con- tend he is not. My contention is, it is Mr. Quellyn Roberts and Mr. John bheriff Roberts. —Mr. Lovett said Mr. Ambrose Roberts had informed him that he was a joint partner with his father and brother, and had been so for years.—The Revising Barrister said, as far as he could make out, Mr. Ambrose Roberts was a member of the firm, and his name would be allowed to stand. COLONEL HUGHES STRUCK OFF. The name of Col. Hughes, agent to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who was on the list by virtue of his ownership of the Carnarvon Castle Inn, Crook-street, was struck off, the property having been purchased by a brewery company. A MIGRATION AT THREAPWOOD. Mr. Owen wished to know whether a number of voters at Threapwood, which township had now been transferred to the county of Flint, had this year been included in the list sent for revision. f If so he should object.—Ic appeared on enquiry that these electors were not on the register for Eddisbury, consequently about 30 votes at Threapwood have been transferred to Flintshire. WIRRAL DIVISION. LITTLE SUTTON. On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Edmund Burke Wood, revising barrister, attended the Sutton- in-Hooton National Schools, for the purpose of revising the lists of electors. The business was purely of a routine character, comprising ownership claims and objections for the town- ships of Capenhurst, Great Sutton, Little Sutton, Childer Thornton, Eastham, Hooton Netherpool, Overpool, Ellesmere Port, Whitby, Backford, Chorlton, Great Stanney, Little Stanney, Stanlow, Croughton, and Stoke. NESTON. The revision of the list of voters for the Wirral Division was continued at the Court House, Neston, on Wednesday, before Mr. E. Burke Wood. The Unionists were represented by Mr. A. Birkett, and the Liberals by Mr. Furniss. The lists of claims and objections for the HeswaU and Neston polling districts were gone through. There was very little contentious matter. A second court was held in the after- noon at the .National Schools, Little Sutton, for the revision of the lists for the polling districts of Ellesmere Port and Little Sutton. At the conclusion of the proceedings Messrs. Birkett and Furniss respectively thanked the Revising barrister, a compliment which was suitably acknowledged. WHITCHURCH. A NOTE OF WARNING TO ASSISTANT OVERSEERS. On Saturday, Mr. R. H. Graham held a revision court at Whitchurch, for the parishes of Whitchurch (rural and urban) and Ightfield. The Unionists and Conservatives were repre- sented by Mr. H. B. Lee (Etches and Lee), and the Liberals by Mr. James Leake, of Shifnal. The Revising Barrister remarked that it was the practice with many assistant overseers to insert the names in the occupiers' lists of per- sons who were holders of land only of a less value than X10 per annum. It was quite clear that the franchise was not extended to such persons; but as the assistant overseers con- tinued to register them, and he bad no power to strike them off unless objected to, he should have no alternative but to discourage this wrong practice by taking it into consideration when allowing the overseer's expenses in his certificate. There was nothing of the kind in the lists prepared that day. Allusion was made to the admirable mander in which Mr. Hayward, the Whit.church assistant overseer, prepared the lists, a statement heartily endorsed by the Barrister. NORTHWICH DIVISION. On Monday Mr. D. A. V. Colt Williams com- menced the revision of the voters' lists in the Northwich Parliamentary Division at the Middlewich Town Hall. Mr. C. J. Hughes, of Northwich, represented the Conservative party, and Mr. W. Handley, of Runcorn, the Liberals. The Revising Barrister paid a tribute of praise to the way in which the party agents and the assistant overseers throughout the division carried out their work, and said the consequence was that the court would be the lightest he bad ever held. Registration in Cheshire was splendidly managed, and an example was set to many other districts he might name. The lists for iuiddlewich, Bostock. Kinderton, Byley, Clive, and Stanthorn were gone through, and very few alterations were found necessary. A Middlewich lodger claim by George Ollier was successfully opposed by Mr. Handley, the Revising Barrister refusing to recognise the payment of 14s. a week for board and lodgings for a man and his child a sufficient qualifica- tion. In the Middlewich district three Con- servative old and three Conservative new lodger claims were sustained, and two new lodger claims disallowed. Six new Liberal lodger claims were successful.
MARRIAGE OF MISS JEFFCOCK. 0 The marriage was solemnised at Christ Church, Rossett, on Wednesday last, of Hilda Mary Jeffcock, second daughter of the late Prebendary Jeffcock, rector of Wolverhampton, and of Mrs. Jeffcock, Rossett Hall, to the Rev. T. C. Keble (vicar of D^nsta! near Burton-on-Trent), third son of the Rev. Canon Keble, of Bisley, Gloucestershire. The officiating clergy were the Bishop of Shrewsbury, Canon Keble, and the Rev. Sir John Hawkins. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Howard Paget, niece of the bride, and Miss Margaret Kable. niece of the bridegroom. The Rev. C. P. Way (curate of St. Peter's, Wolverhampton) was the best man. The bride, who was given away by Mr. William Parkyn Jeffcock, her eldest brother, wore a drest:i of white duchesse satin, the bodice draped with mousselinc de soie, with pearl passementerie and Brussels lace ruffles, veil, and orange blossoms. The brides- maids' dresses were cream llama, with sashes of eau de nielle they also wore picture hats with ostrich plumes. The bride's jewellery included a gold watch and chain, the gift of the bride- groom, and the bridesmaids wore gold bangles, also the gift of the bridegrooai." Miss E. P. Boydell presided at the organ, and the church was beautifully decorated. After the wedding, Mrs. Jeffcock was At Home,' and among the guests were the Bishop of Shrewsbury, Sir John and Lady Hawkins, Oxford; the Rev. Canon, Mrs. Keble, and the Misses Keble, Bisley; the Rev. John and Mrs. Keble, Bishoptliorpe; the Rev. George and Mrs. Ktble, Gloucester; Mr. Charles Everard. London; Mr. Grevill Everard, Manchester; Mr. T. W. Jeffcock, Sheffield Miss J effcock, Worksop; Miss L. Jeffcock, London; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Paget, Elford the Rev. H. E. and Mrs. Butler, Wolstanton; the Rev. H. L. Evans, Rhayader; the Rev. G. H. Turner, Wokingham; Miss Shelton, Mr. F. Langley, Mr. R. P. Walker, Mr. C. B. Smith, and the Rev. Alfred and Mrs. Penny, Wolverhampton; Captain and Mrs. Griffith-Boscawen, Rossett; the Rev. F. and Mrs. James, Rossett; Miss Kettle, Grahamstown; Mrs. C. T. Holmes, Shrewsbury Mr. and Mrs. Townshend, Rossett^ Mr., Mrs., and Misses Barker, Rossett; Misses Boydell, Rossett Miss E. P. Boydell, Rossett; Mrs. and Miss Sandbach, Rossett; Miss Phillips, Rossett; the Rev. P. and Mrs. Underhill, Ketley; the Rev. C. P. Way, Wolverhampton; Mrs. James Boydell, Rossett, &c. The happy pair, amid many good wishes, departed for the lake district for their honeymoon. At Wolverhampton the bells of St. Peter's rang merry peals in recognition of the happy event. LIST OF PRESENTS. Bridegroom to bride, gold watch and chain; bride to bridegroom, gold watch and chain Canon and Mrs. Keble, household linen and furniture- bride's mother, pearl brooch, case of dessert knives and forks; Mr. C. Everard. cheque; the K:r.B- Aa?d Mrs. Forrester, fish knives and torks Miss Ash, silver sugar sifter the Rev. S and Mrs. Campbell, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. H. Paget, carvers and bread knife Miss Phillips, book Miss Shelton, cheque Sir John and Lady Hawkins, cheque; Miss C. Stobart, Chippendale tray; Miss Jeffcock, Worksop, arm chair: Mary and Frances Paget, looking-glass and ornament; the Rev. F. and Mrs. James, silver cream jug; Mrs. Russell Harvey, sofa cushion; Mrs. Oscar Finlay, handbag; the Rev. L. and Mrs. Jones, china rowen candlesticks the Misses Phillips salad bowl and dishes; Mrs. Griffith Boscawen \i- P i toward Paget, reading lamp the Misses Smith, barometer; Mrs. C Jones drawing-room table; Mr. C. B. Smith, silver pepper castor; Miss H. L. and Messrs. Jeffcock le'„MlS8 ¥■?■ Boydell, two sil-er candle- sticks; Mr. and Mrs. F. Langley, silver ladles: the Misses Boydell, two flower pots and stands Miss Thomas, metal teapot; Mrs. Gillane, china teapot; Mrs. Lyon, two copper water cans the Rev. G. K. and Mrs. Turner, dining-room clock; Mrs. Townshend, tablecloth; the Rev. A. and Mrs. Penny, silver tea set; Mrs. Peel, tablecloth Miss Rose, silver cream jug; Mrs. C. Hallmark, sofa cushion; Miss Kettle, silver coffee pot; the Rev. T. and Mrs. Binney, picture M- TZa~+m, silk chairback cover; Mrs. ^rakim. ^—via^rv'. Mr. and Mrs. G. Everard, china -a het: Mi t Everard, evening wrap Miss SbeU-M., cut-gt." smelling bottle; Miss Camrenowne saltcellars Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Dreads- china or^amenta Mr. and Mrs. Tortoa, aii,or-mot-, .b'ds. the Bishop of Lichfield, The Christ: Year thu Rev A. Chester, drawing-roc chair tfca Rc-v. E Maclevety, silver teaspoons a i tone the Nb,-Bek,' Addenbrook, silver-mounted purse • tjie iiev. S. and Mrs. Turner, two silver f* set trays the Bev and Miss Lowe, kettle Mr. 1-.1 Mr., Httggate. six apostle spoons; Dr. and Mr I-ie.if Mr F. Campenowne, cheque; fjei CaAJeU silver-mounted matchbox r Way silver-mounted clothes brush. t. the Misse's Keuie Chippendale table; Mr. and Mrs t:on. silver butter dish; Mr. and M, t. service and toilet set; Mrs. Cull, cream jug the Misses Pmhorn, toast rack; Mr. T. W Jeff- cock, cheque Mr., Mrs., and Miss Saiid't)ach, silver bonbon dish; Mrs. and the Misses Barker, copper flower pot; Mr. and Mrs. Smith, two silver- moimted candlesticks Mrs. Atkinson, Celoy lace- fvL M-ei" 8 ^18S1on School Teachers, bread fork- the Misses Paget, brass ink-s+.nnr). XT:„„ T^-I loSmne^8' VV' Jeffcock'cushions M^ss VJuimnell, cushion cover; Ladv Prevost Virata crumbly;8 T? ink;?0t: Mr- Preston,' brass Loma* W y ™ Armitag-e, chair Mrs. TnmW, h.ot'w,af.r 3U £ Mrs. and Miss Jeffcock, il table ,Mrs- Rail, photograph; Miss S w '^ks5P:^Dg; Mias E- JoDes- ebi*a t*>wl; Mrs W. Walford photograph frame; Miss E. G. ■rniUips, worked linen bag: Eossett Hall Servants, pasteboard, rolling-pin, and knife-box the Rev. P. and Mrs. Underhill, lamp Mrs. J. Boydell, Lyra Apostlolica'; Miss Jane Reece, two vases; Mrs. Vale, copper tray; Mrs. B. Shaw, tea set; Canon Peter Young, books; Mrs. Dean, cut plass jars; Miss Dean, hot water jug; Master R. V. Kestal Cornish, brass stand; Miss Elsie and Dorathea Keble, sugar sifter; Miss Margaret Keble silver pepper pot; the Rev. and Mrs. Butler, eilver- mounted knife rest; the Rev. L. Evans. coffee-pot; Miss Ward and Miss Wynn, silver salts and bon bon dishes.
TERRIBLE RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN INDIA Madras, Friday. A terrible accident has occurred on the Bangalore-Mysore Railwav. In consequence of a bridge having been washed away, an engine and five carriages fell into a flooded river near Maddur. There was great loss of life. WAS IT HYPNOTISM?—The Press Association's Leamington correspondent states that the local police discredit the sensational story of the young governess, who alleged she was hypnotised by two men in Leamington on Monday, and conveyed to London. Her em- ployers, however, believe her statement. CADEURY 'B COCOA is guaranteed to be absolutely pure, and is therefore the best Cocoa. It is at once a refreshing, stimulating drink, and a nutritious food, containing no foreign substances, such as malt, hops, &c. The fact cannot be too strongly impressed that Cocoa must be pare and unadulterated to ensure its fullest beneficial effects as a beverage and a food. The Family Doctor savs = CADBUET S COCOA, IS light, refreshing, and in- vigorating to the jaded mind and body, delicious to the^ate, absolutdy unadulterated and free from
EAST DENBIGHSHIRE ELECTION. ♦ MR. MOSS AND CHESTER TOWN COUNCIL. REMARKABLE STATEMENT. The Unionists of East Denbighshire have issued a document shewing that since Mr. Samuel Moss has been a member of the Chester Town Council he has attended very few committee meetings. Mr. Moss has been interviewed on the subject, and he is reported to have made the following extraordinary statement:—" The Conservative majority on the City Council of Chester had put him on a number of committees against his will. He did not attend them, and did not mean to attend them." What does Mr. Moss mean ? Does he wish to suggest that the wicked Tories have given him an undue share of committee work, or that he objects to committee work on principle? It can hardly be the former, as he is only on five out of fifteen committees, which is, taking the average, about the usual amount of work allotted to most of the councillors. The true explanation is, we fancy, to be found in the fact that Mr. Moss is only an ornamental member of the Town Council, and that his regard for the interests of his constituents is not sufficiently great to cause him to perform his fair share of the really useful work done in committee. ANOTHER UNIONIST MEETING BROKEN UP. DISGRACEFUL STONE-THROWING. On Wednesday night Mr. Kenyon held a meeting at the Public Hall, Coedpoeth. The building will hold about 2,000 people, and it was, with the exception of the gallery, crowded. On the opening of the doors, about three hundred boys and young men rushed in, yelling and howling, and whistling. A number of them at once got upon the platform. The hallkeeper, however, ordered them to retire, and they did so. Then there were frequent cheers for Moss, while groans were heartily indulged in for the Conservative candidate. To vary the din they occasionally stamped on the floor. All this time a number of men stood just inside the door of the hal), silent spectators, making no effort to restrain the rising generation's demonstration. How all these lads were able to evade parental discipline (if it was ever exercised) and come to the meeting, requires some explanation. It was certainly curious that not a man present was seen to exercise any restraining influence. Every stranger was hooted with youthful enthusiasm, and a special chorus of groans and booing hailed the entrance of the Rev. J. H. Lewis (a curate of the Church of England) and his sister. When Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon appeared an extra effort was made, the shrill yells and whistling of the lads being quite deafening. Mr. Boydell (Rossett) presided, and on the platform also were Colonel Mellor, M.P., Mr. Fincham, and about half-a-dozen other gentle- men. The Chairman shouted something or other, but nobody could hear what he said. Then Mr. Parry, a Radical collier, started the national anthem, Land of my Fathers,' and it was sung most heartily, the boys ceasing their yells and falling into soprano and contralto with the readiness which native talent and educa- tion have produced. The anthem over, there was a tendency to renew the hooting, but Mr. Parry declared that he had received a telegram from Mr. Moss—the name was loudly cheered- urging a fair hearing for Mr. Kenyon and the other speakers, adding that after they had spoken they could pass a vote of want of confidence in the present Government and in Air. runyoll. The Chairman thanked Mr. Parry for his assistance, and said that that was the con- stitutional way in which a meeting should be conducted. Mr. Moss was a neighbour of his, and his greatest wish, be had no doubt, was that Mr. Kenyon should have fair play. (Hear, hear, and groans.) Mr. Kenyon rose amid a perfect storm of yells and groans and hooting but it falling off, he was heard to say that he had that afternoon sent a special messenger to ask the Holt people, who were largely his friends, to give Mr. Moss a fair and patient hearing, for he wished thafl* Mr. Moss should be treated there as he desired to be treated himself at Coedpoeth. (Hear, hear.) The candidate then dealt with the question of disestablishment and disendowment, but he had not proceeded for when a boy imitated the noises of a farmyard, sending all the youths present into roars of laughter, which wound up with cheers for Mr. Moss. Again hooting and yelling took possession of the meeting. There was at any rate one sensible mother in Coedpoeth. She came to the meeting, found her little boy, and marched him off with a show of maternal anger that boded ill for that child. This diversion was only for a moment, and the din was again renewed. *fones» Southsea, general manager, r'las Power Colliery, rose in the centre of the hall, and on his appeal, a silence which lasted a minute or two was secured, but the candidate had only begun again when the uproar was renewed. Mr. G. J. Jones, Board School master, coming among the boys, made the next appeal. With a pathos these noisy youths did not seem to appre- ciate, he declared that his reputation as their schoolmaster was at stake. He appealed to them as one who had lived among them for twenty years and who had done his best for them, to be quiet and orderly. His personal character stood in the balance. If they disagreed with the speakers, they had a perfect right afterwards to vote as they liked, but let there be perfect quietness for his sake as their old school- master. Unfortunately the comparative silence which had lasted during this noble speech stopped almost as soon as Mr. Jones ceased to speak, and another Radical made an appeal. Mr. Kenyon, in a quiet interval, proceeded to say that the vote against disestablishment and disendowment shewed a great increase at the last general election. (' Three cheers for Moss/ stamping, hooting and whistling.) Were they prepared to sacrifice the Eight Hours' Bill for disestablishment and disendowment? Would they take what they could get, or persist in ask- ing for what they could not get? Did they want the eight hours in mines ? (' Yes.') Very well, they must not vote for Moss—(hooting)— but for him. (Uproar and 'Three cheers for Kenyon, responded to with groans.) Again the schoolmaster spoke, but in vain, and Mr. Thomas Smith, checkweighman, Vron Colliery, also appealed for peace. Mr. Kenyon proceeded to deal with old age pensions amid a rising and falling of the comic song Sospan fach, until a doubleforte put another stop to his remarks. aPPeal6d f°r 0t'i< Mr. Kenyon said he was accused of having no politics. (More song and increased disorder.) Twenty years ago he appeared before a Denbigh meeting twenty times the size of the audience now before him. (Groans.) They would not I listen to him—(hooting)—they threw stones- (uproar)-they pelted him—(disorder)—they hissed him—(groans)—but be told them- (' three cheers for Moss')—that within ten years time—(great disorder)-he would be member for the borough. (Uproar.) That was a true prophecy. It was verified to the letter. (Renewed disturbance, in which Mr. Kenyon resumed his seat.) Col. Mellor, M.P., next addressed the meeting, and after he had spoken for a few minutes there was more interruption. The schoolmaster failed to secure order, but a local Calvinistic Methodist was more fortunate. Mr. Robt. Williams, one of the Unionist workers, afterwards addressed the meeting in Welsh. During his speech boys had been getting on to the platform, and they attempted flank move- ments in the shape of crowing, hooting, and whistling. This game continued merrily until two persons on the front benches to the right of the platform took to fisticuffs. After that, which immediately engrossed the attention of the meeting, further progress was impossible. The fighters were bundled out, but peace could not be restored. It was an extraordinary scene. The Unionist speakers on the platform were put in the background by a quartette composed of the minister, the schoolmaster, the checkweigher from Vron, and an individual who held aloft two telegrams. Their combined efforts and their individual exertions were alike all in vain. The youths were swarming every- where; men and women who had been more or less passive spectators, were also moving about the hall; and at that juncture it was deter- mined by Mr. Kenyon and his friends to bring the meeting to a close by leaving the platform. The movement was at once noticed, and the people made for the nearest doors. After Mr. Kenyon's meeting at Coedpoth a most regrettable disturbance took place. Stones were showered upon Mr. and Mrs. Kanyon and their supporters as they drove away in cabs, the windows of which were smashed and the drivers and occupants struck. Mrs. Kenyon was protected by Mr. Croston, a sub-agent from Manchester, and he received several blows from stones. A huge stone struck an occupant (a reporter) of the cab in which Colonel Mellor was riding, and rebounded on to that gentleman, who took pos- session of the missile and exhibited it to a large crowd on his arrival at Wrexham. Mr. Kenyon and Mrs. Kenyon also drove into Wrexham, and a large crowd soon assembled. The cabs were seen to be considerably damaged, the windows being completely shattered, and most of the party brought back stones as mementoes of the row. The stones showered on them like hail. One of those who passed through the ordeal said the fusilade was kept up a mile from the place of meeting. It was at the same place that Mr. Howell was stoned after his return for Denbigh Boroughs. HOLT UNIONISTS BEHAVE WELL. A LESSON TO THE RADICALS. The Holt I lions' on Wednesday evening shewed their sense of fair play by giving the Liberal candidate a courteous hearing. Fears had been expressed that the inhabitants of this Tory stronghold would copy the discreditable tactics of the Rhos miners, but their behaviour was most commendable. A fancy dress cycle parade was being held in the village the same evening, and this proved a strong counter attraction to the Liberal meeting. As some Pressmen were proceeding in a brake through the village to Wrexham, there was some hooting, owing to their being mistaken for supporters of Mr. Moss. It was, however, immediately suppressed by a man shouting out, 'Order, order; never mind about Rhos.' The meeting was held at the Holt Endowed School, under the presidency of Mr. Sadler. Mr. Moss commenced by saying that he was very glad to see, what he expected, a very erderly meeting. There were rumours current that Holt was going to be very unruly. Most of them disbelieved them, and they had every reason to anticipate that they would listen patiently to everything that both sides had to say, because that was not a contest between persons but between principles. Mr. Moss then dealt at length with the land and other questions. Mr. Henry Broadhurst, M.P., also spoke, Mr. Moss afterwards addressed a meeting at Isycoed, a rural village about two miles higher up the Dee than Holt. RADICAL VIOLENCE. UNIONIST MEETING ABANDONED. Mr. Kenyon had arranged to address a meeting at Minera on Thursday evening, but in view of the disgraceful outrages at Coedpoeth, and the circumstance that no guarantee could be given that the disturbance would not be renewed, the Unionist Committee wisely decided to abandon the meeting. Mr. Kenyon, whose good humour and pluck are gaining him votes on all hands, has, however, resolved to keep all his other engagements. The disturbance at Coedpoeth has not been exaggerated, but on the contrary. Among the stones found in Mr. Kenyon's carriage was one weighing 31b., and another 21lb. Mr. Kenyon spoke on Thursday evening at Rhosnessney, where he had a very good reception. The Unionists have issued a document shew- ing that Mr. Moss is more absent than present at the meetings of the Chester City Council, of which he is a member, and it is very pertinently argued that' if he can't find time to attend to his municipal duties in Chester where he lives, how can he be expected to look closely after his Parliamentary duties in London ?' The candidates were nominated on Friday. MR. MOSS AT GRESFORD AND ROSSETT. On Friday Mr. Moss addressed meetings at Gresford and Rossett, speaking first at Gresford. Mr. Alexander Sparrow presided. The candidate said the contest was one of principles, and he had hoped that they would have been able to have carried out that contest in harmony and good feeling. (Hear, hear.) No one could denounce rowdyism more than he did. In the Tory placard respecting the Coedpoeth disturbance there was something like hitting below the belt. A Wrexbam draper here entered the room, and commenced by saying "I was at the meeting at Coedpoeth," when the candidate interrupted, and said he could have his say after he had finished. At the close of Mr. Moss's address, the Wrexham draper rose, and began to make a speech, but the chairman said he must confine himself to questions. He then asked Mr. Moss whether boys were responsible for the disturbance at the Coed- poeth meeting. Mr. Moss read a newspaper report, which said that 300 boys rushed into the hall as soon as the doors were opened. The Questioner: Yes, but 300 out of 2,000- He got no further with his speech, and was told by someone in the audience that they wanted to hear something good. The ques- tioner then said that if Mr. Moss was at the head of the Liberal party, he must keep order. Mr. Kenyon had been at Holt, and kept order. The questioner then left the room, and the Rev. J. Hirst Hollowell delivered an address. Mr. Moss afterwards drove to Rossett, where he was carried through the village to the schoolroom, escorted by a torchlight procession. MR. KENYON ON HIS ASSAILANTS. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ? Mr. Kenyon, addressing a meeting of sup- porters on Saturday evening at Isycoed, said they had been subjected during the contest to a method of fighting which was perfectly alien and distinct from those methods of fighting to which Welshmen and Englishmen were accus- tomed. They had been subjected to what he might call an attempt to frighten and terrorize them, to prevent them, in the first place, expressing their opinions, and to prevent those voters who attended hearing what the speakers had to say, and then after they had left the room they were assailed with stones, bricks, and other missiles. (' Shame.') Mr. Moss said it was very unfair to accuse him of having con- nived at the attack. He did not accuse Mr. Moss of anything of the sort. He was sure he was a gentleman who would not condescend to use those implements of force. But somebody must be responsible for those actions, and who were the people who used those means of coercion ? He was told he ought not to say that it was the whole Liberal party. He never should have dreamt of saying it was the whole Liberal party, because there would not have been enough stones in Coedpoeth to permit the whole of the Liberal party to have turned out and stoned them. (Laughter.) He was not so foolish as to accuse the whole Liberal party of entering into a conspiracy to stone them; but some people who had more courage than wisdom no doubt did organise the outrage, and he thought that by that time they were probably sorry for it and wished they bad left it alone. That sort of argument' never did a side any good. Those who conducted an election in a peaceable manner deserved victory much | more than those who resorted to violence. I (Cheers.)