G W AENYSGO R. IIAKVK-T II 'E —A very successful harvest home wa. h. Id li-, c "D Wednesday, when the Rev. Hamer L- wis. Di'xsf-cuu Inspector of Schools preached in Enali«h at 3 p.m. an excellant sermon from A.ts XXviii. 15, on the duty of thanksgiving, a-id at 7 p.m, fion St. Matthew vi. in W., The church Wli. vary nicely decanted with fruits and flowers by Mrs. Jones a- d Mi-s Edward*, of t'r Rectory. The services were weli attend,d by good and attentive rt ngregatioos.
A STIMULATING;, SUSTAISIXG Ccr—MADK TN'STAS'TLV .A small spoonful of Cadbury's Cocoa, with bjil!n» water or milk. wiil make a lartre breakfast cup of the m st d,,Iici,)iis digestible, absolutely pure and nourishing Cocoa, of (tie tfreite^t strength ami the finest flavour, entirely free from any admixture. Cadbnry's Cocoa provide* a refiuqil daily Leverage for the rol.u-t, the younjr, the old. and particularly bc. 'JfWt,'l¡ and !ii>i>.<u'e<l digestion,
A BARBEU who was in the habit of stunning 1113 customers'cars by the rapidity of his tongue, asked an individual one day how he wished his beard to ho cut. Without saying a single word," replied he. YOUNG LAllY: "Oh, aunty, did you see that man stare at you ? How rude the men are!" Aunt: "Oh, they arc getting much better, now, my dear. Why, ten years ago they used actually to como up and talk to me now they only look." YOUNG Love's Vows--Green gages$amour. ME. SATVT, M.P., recently asked people to believe that the Government is a mixture of falsehood, old English freedom, a new-fangled despotism—a Government of promises and vituperation." This old Bait was evidently treating his hearers to one of those narratives reserved for the Afar MOS. JEALOUSY is the forerunner of love, and often it o,wakener.F. Marion Crawford,
BILIOUSNESS. Not abie to Eat for a Week at a time. VICTORIA HOTEL, <- PLATT BRIDGE, Near WIG AN, Nov. iuA, 1S90. GENTLEMEN,—I am happy to inform you that I have received great benefit by using "Gwilym Evans' Bitters," after suffering a long time from Biliousness. I had become very weak, and so nervous that if any one spoke in a loud tone I was much frightened. I have been so bad that I was not able to eat for a week at a time. I tried" Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bit- ters," and the first bottle did me a deal of good, so I got another, and am happy to say I am now quite well. I shall always speak well of these Bitters" w all persons that I know. Yours truly, (Mrs.) BAXTER. ♦ _I¡o I I I A r:"p Though you Rub 1 Rub I Rub! AndyouScrub 1 Scrub I Scrub! You'll find that It's not in your power In the old-fashioned way, To do in a day What Hudson's Will do in an hour. HUDSON'S SOAP, A FINE POWDER-IN PACKETS £ 10,000 A YEAR-How one might play the part of Prince Bountiful on such an income "What comfort ami relief one could biing to the poor and to the suffering And yet, even without money one can do good if one has the will If I ,ec a fellow-creature ^utiering' from ague, fever*, or disorders of the tomach or from gout, rheumatics neul;ilgia, and the like, I dont need to be a mun of wealth in order to show him the way to heath If I point out to him Ith wonderful efficacy of Holloy/ay's Pill and Ointment, I have pcrchauco done more good by that one thoughtful action than I could Iwye agtueyed with all the wealth vf all the Kothchilds y
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. OCTOBER. 1894. CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY-—Dowh Tbaiwb. Sundays. HOLYHEAD AND CHESTER RAILWAY .—Up Tbainb.. Suwoats. lkavr a.m a.m -t.ui ii.m a.ia a.m a.m. p.m. p.ta.p.mip.m p.m.. p.m o p.m p.m p.m.j p.m a.m a.m a.m p.m leave a.m a.m a.m i a'm t.m a.m a m P.m pm p.m p.m t p m p.m p.m p.wp.in p m i p.m i p.m I a.m a.m pm,|P.n. CHESTER 6 30 8 45 10 5 1145| 3 10 5 6 5 10l„ 16 15 8 33 8 45 1120 2 38 9 35 1125 6 0 HOLYHEAD 7 45 12 0 I (:3 15 !6 0 8 5 6 5 1 0 8 5 Sandycroft 6 41! 8 56 1156; 13 2ll '5 21 8 56 1131 9 46! .6 10 Bangor (dep) 7 55 9 0 1045 !l 9 j j 14 25! [7 17,& 3 G 55!1 52 |9 3 Queen's Ferry.. 6 45j 9 0 12 0i '3 25' 5 25,0 9 0 1135 3 50 j 6 15 Aber | ,9 13 1055 1 19i ..I •• 14 35' |7 27 •• i I •• Connah'sQuay. 6 50 9 5 12 Si j |3 30 j •• j5 30! I 6 31 9 5|ll40 P 55 6 21 Llanfairfechan 8 9! 9 15 11 0 jl 25 I 14 41 :7 34 7 9> Flint 6 57| 9 12 E 1212; j 3 37i | 16 37;^ 6 3S 9 12ill47 10 3 6 29 Penmaenmawr 8 151 9 2l 11 6 Il 32j I *3 *9 i7 *1 •• •• Bagillt 7 2.19 17! 1218 j 3 43i 15 43) 6 44 9 18 1153 10 8 6 35 Conway 8 24 9 31 1116 .jl 43 | j o |4 59 |7 53 9 26 7 25 2 23, 9 26 HOLYWELL. 7 9- 19 22i 1224 j 3 49: !5 50f2 6 50 9 25|1559j 1016 6 42 LlandudnoJun. 6 38 8 31 9 39 1125! 1 5l| j I ■ |5 8 18 I 9 34 j Mostyn 7 17 19 30j 11231 .4 56 Q 5 57| 3 !« 57! 9 32,12 6! 10241 6 50 Colwyn Bay. 6 49 8 41 9 52 1135! •• 2 3' JT & 20 '8 H- '• 7 3«!3 38 Pi^statyn 7 281 ,(9 42 1242 k4 8 | 6 7|» |7 79 9 9 4211217} 1036 7 2 Colwyn 6 54 9 57 1139; j2 8| g !fi 25 8 19j 7 40! j RHYL 7 37; |9 SO! j 1045J12-50 I 4 17 5 52 '6 15$S'7 16 9 169 50jl225 3 18 1044 12 5|7 9 Llandulas 7 7. 10 4 11471 J |2 H I -§ 5 35 8 29 1 j Abergele 7 49. 10 1056 1 7 6 5 | gg 7 29 9 27 •• 7 18 Abergele |7 14 8 52 11010 1153I I 12 20j ™ & 48 )8 34 7 55 Llandulas 7 57} jl012i I [1 15 I 1 g* 7 38 9 35 •• "3 RHYL 7 21 9 2 9 40 1024 1210! 125012 3513 45 I „ 5 405 88! *8 4810 4 8 5 3 5 5 20 10 4 Colwyn j8 5i jl020 |l-21 f> 17 I •• §> 7 459 40 •• 0 731 Prestatyn 7 29 9 10 9 48 1032 | ,1258 2 43 3 53 5 48 6 6j <8 56 8 14> 5 28 Colwyn Bay. |8 9! j!025 11 9il 26 G 22 | fl^ 7 50 9 45 •• £ 7 36 Mostyn 7 40 9 22 10 0. 1230; ;1 8 2 55 4 4 5 59 6 18 |9 7 8 25! 5 39 Llandudno Jun 8 25, 1041 1123i 1 421 j6 34 I §,318 7,9 59 3 49 !7 48 HOLYWELL. 7 49 9 31 10 9 1052 il 16 3 4'4 13 6 8 6 27 S> 16 8 3f3 30 5 48; Conway |8 29| 1045 [1127jl 46 6 38 j 1110 2 .# g ;3 54 1235,7 52 Bagillt |7 54 !1015 I 11 21^ 4 19 6 14 6 33 9 22? 8 4li 15 §4 Peuraaonmawr |8 38, 1055, 1136 1 55 C> 47! -t8 21,1011 | -g 8 2 Flint .18 0 9 20) |1020! 1242- ,1 26 4 2-5 6 196 39 19 271 8 4Sj 6 ()i Llanfairfechan.18 44[ 11 l! 114312 lj j <6 54' 3 g 18 27iI017 <a 8 8 Connah'sQuaT.l8 S|9 27| 1028; il 33i 4 31' 6 26 6 47. i9 34j 8 55 6 7! Aber ,8 50. 11 6j \2 6| I | i I o 8 33! I Queen's Ferry., j 8 1-3 9 32] 10 3 3! 1 38 j 4 36' I 6 31 6 53 :9 89; 8 59! 6 12; Bangor ,9 S0( • .« 1116- 12 6|2 30| •• j •• =7 9 •• ta 'pq 8 53|l032 »• •• 4 2>i 1 8 8 40 Sandycroft |8 20 9 37 f 1039 1 4'^ •• 4 44 •• t ;f> 357 & •• ]9 45| 9 4' 6 16' Holyhead 1010 1 0'3 45! I i U 51! 5 5 1 48 9 32 Chester 8 31 9 46 9 53 1050 1120' 1 5 1 53 3 35 4 ;">4 6 45 7 15 19 65 1050 9 20 4 10 6 30 1060 VALE OF OLWYD, DENBIGH, RUTHIN AND OORWEN RAILWAYS. T3T.TV-TBAVE ,m p,m P-m P-BJ P.fi p.m RHYL 7 45 1050j 1 0 3 20 |6 0 9 2'7 Rhuddlan 7 54 1059] 1 7 3 29, 6 5 9 31 St. Asaph 8 llll 6 1 12 3 36' 616938 "S Trefnant 8 9 1114 1 18 3 44] 6 24 9 46 DENB.. ) af""f 1 Vl 2, 55 6 35 9 57 ) d.8 3o 1140 1 27 4 0 6 21 7 40 Llanrhaiadr 8 44 1148 1 35 4 8 6 28 7 49 fthowl 8 501154 1 40 4 14 7 55 RUTHIN 8 56,1159.1 45 4 19,6 35 8 1 %arth ..9 Sj 12 G\ \i 25 8 7 Nantclwyd 5 1211215] 14 32] 8 14 Derwen 9 18 1221J I4 38 8 20 Ghvyddelwern.9 28 12311 !4 47! <t g 39 Gorwen. 9 4o|l243j 4 55! g 37 LEAVK a.ni A.m a.m p.m P.m p m D m OORWEN 7 30 1035 1 30 5 55 Gwyddolwern 7 35|1040 1 35 6 0 Dor wen 7 42 1047 1 42 6 10 Nantclwyd 7 4G;105l 1 46 ]6 14: Eyarth 7 55 11 0 1 55 6 26 RUTHIN 8 1 11 G 2 14 3516 35 7*15 Khowl 8 811132 8 4 41|6 42 7 21 Llanrhaiadr 8 12 1117 2 12 4 45 6 46 7 26 DFN"R 1 •• 22] 1127 2 21 4 55 6 55 7 36 f i.6 40 8 25jH38 2 33 5 0 7 50 Trefnant 6 47 8 31 ]1147 2 41]5 8 7 58 St. Asaph 6 55 8 371153 2 47]5 16]8 6 Rhuddlan ,,7 3 8 43 1159 2 5515 25,8 15 Rhyl ,„k7 12 8 51 12 7 3 4 5 34 8 24 MOLD AND DENBIGH RAILWAY. LEAVI: a.m a.m a.m p.m P-ta p.m p m CHESTER 6 55 101011402 275 25 6 10 8 *36 Broughton Hall.7 5 102011532 40 6 2318 48 Hope 7 23 103812112 58 6 41 9 6 Padeswood 7 30 104312183 5 6 48i9 13 Llong 7 33 104812213 8 G 51)9 16 mrn \ar.7 38 105312263 135 536 56]9 21 JUUIjU.. j d j 39 105412283 155 546 57]9 22 Rhydymwyn.7 46 11 112353 22 7 4i9 29 Nannerch »7 55111012413 31 II 7 1419 38 Caerwys .8 2111712513 38 II 7 21!9 46 Bodfari 8 7 11221256-3 43 7 26I9 50 Denbigh 8 17 11321 63 535 207 36; 10 0 -<:aoo_ LEAV a.m a.m a.m a.m p.m P.m p.m DENBIGH i8 28 10 0 1135 2 26i5 40 7 0 Bodfari '8 3(i 10 S 1143 2 33 5 48 7 8 Caorwys i8 12 1014 1150 2 40 5 55;7 15 Nannerch ,.18 50,1022:1158 2 48 6 3,7 23 Rhydymvvyn g 58 1030 12 7 2 57 6 127 32 Twnrr* 1 ar 9 6 1038 1214 3 4 6 19 7 39 j d.7 45]9 8 1040J1216 3 6 6 21 7 41 Llong 7 49 9 12 1044[1220 6 25 7 46 Padeswooi 7 53 9 15 1017,1224 6 29 7 49 Hope 8 1 9 22 1055,1232 <5 37 7 67 BroughtouHall..8 16 9 37 1110jl247 0 52 8 14 Cliestor 8 2919 50.1123! 1 0 3 31 7 5,8 24 Printed and Published by tho Proprietors DAVIES AND Co., at their General Printing Office, High- street, Holywell.
GREENFIELD. CUURCH DEFKNCS.—ilr. GriffiLh Hughes Pierce, of Bi yncelyil, hils been appointed lecturer for saveral of the Primrose League ceutred in North Wales during the winter session. Mr. Hughes Pierce was selected from a number of suiiable candidates, his previous visits to Ruthin, Conway, Llaufairfochan, and other centres having obtained for him con- siderable reputation as a Welsh and English speaker, Mr. Huarhea Pierce will apply himself to a defence of the Church in Wales. MOUNT GILEAD W«SLEYAN C]AAPEL. -On Saturday afternoon the annual tea pa, ty in connection with Mount Gilead We.«leyan Chapel took place, ani was well attended. The provisioni were supplied by Mr. J < seph Jones, confectioner, Holywell, and the ladies of th, chapel piovided the tea travs and also presided at the tables. In tbe evening a concert was held in the chapel, which was crowded, and proved highly successful. In tho absence of Mr. J. Petrie, Abbey Mill House, the chair was taken by Mr. John Marsder, Whitford-street, Holywell. The concert was supported by Mr. Thos. Roberts and party. Holywell; Mr. Ellis Jones, Greenfield Mr. W. Gratton Jones, Bagilt Mr. Wm. Jones, Bagillt; and Mr. Thomas Jones, Bagillt. The prize for translations was gained by Messrs. Wm. Thomas and Thomas Evane. The accompanists were Miss Clara Marriott and Mijs Lizzie Wynne Jones, Holy- well. The uxial complimentary votes of thauks were accorded the singers, &e at the close of the concert. WELCOME ROME AND PRESENTATION TO MR. AND MRS. RICHARD BROMLEY. An interesting event took place at Greenfield on Saturday afternoon, when a presentation was made to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bromley of a handsome black marble timepiece ard silver cruet suitably inscribed, by the employes of the Welsh Flannel Mill", on the occasion of their marriage, and a hearty welcome home was given the happy ceuple on their return from their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. R. Bromley arrived in Holywell Station at 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, and were met by a large number of the inhabitants of Greenfield, who showered rice upon thorn as they stepped on to the platform. Immediately they ariived in Greenfield a perfect rat'le of detonators was given as a salute, and the Welsh Flannel Mills Brass Band t-truck up the strain of "See, the conquefiug hero comes," and after- wards prEceded the landau in which Mr. aud Mrs. Bromley, with Mr. Urias aud Miss Bromley rode, up to the Victoria Hall, whtr i a large number of the employes of the Welsh Flannel Company bad assembled. A hearty cheer was raised for Mr. and Mrs. Bromley as they welle ushered into the hall. Proceeding to the public room of the building, Mr. T. H. Waterhouse, the secretary of the Company, t ;ok the chair, and there were also on the platform Mr. and Mrs. R. Bromley, Mr. U. Bromley, Miss Bromley, Mrs. Wa'erhouso, Master Tom Water- house, Mr. Jas. Kerfoot Evans, Mr. D. Pierce, Mr. Robert Richards, Mr. Edmund Reece, Mr. D. Griffiths, &c. Mr. Waterhouse read apologies for inabiiity to attend from Mr. Evan Bryan and Mr. T. A. Lambert, both of whom tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Bromley their best wishes for their health and happiness. The Chairman said it afforded him great pleasure to be there that day to do honour to Mr. Richard Bromley. He was a gentleman, who, he might say, was generally esteemed, not in Holywell and Green- field alone but throughout the county, for his integrity and honourable character, and it was not in any way misplaced. He was worthy of it, and would prove himself yet more worthy. It had been said none but the brave and good are worthy of the fair. Mr. Richard Bromley had wooed and won a lady of great accomplishments, great attractions, and of high posi.ion. Some present knew of ex- perience, and therefore could speak with authority that a good wife was the greatest prize a man could have in this life (hoar, hear). The half or more than balf of the pleasures of this life are derived from domestic bliss. They were sure that Mr. and Mrs. Bromley had before them a bright 8Ld happy life. He was sure that Wales, and not Holywell and Greenfield only, would esteem Mrs. Bromley very highly, and she would be beloved for htr excellent qualities and goodness of heart. They heartily wished them long life to enjoy each other's soeiety, love and esteem, aud that their career may be blessed with joy and happiness (applause). He had gr at pleasurj ia asking Mr. Robert Richards, on behalf of the employes of the Welsh Flannel Com- pany, to present Mr. and Mrs. Bromley with the beautiful and valuable timepiece and cruet (hear, hear). Mr. Robert Richards, in the remarks be made preparatory to the formal presentation of the clock and cruet, taid he deemed it a great honor and privilege to be called upon to make the presentation. Possibly he was so favoured on account of his being one of the firet hands employed in the mills, as the movement originated with the employes and was by then carried out. The presentation was promoted entirely unknown to and independently of those who were in authority over them. It was decidedly a workpeople's present (applause). The presentation was made indirectly because of the excellent relations existing between the employes and Mr. Richard Bromley's worthy father as managing director (hear, hear), and directly because Mr. Richard Bromley was and had proved himself to be a worthy son of a worthy father." As a public man he had seoured the respect and esteem of the neighbourhood, and that feeling was shown in many ways. He wished Mr. and Mrs. R. Bromley a useful, long and pros- perous and happy life. He had much pleasure on behalf of the workpeople at the Welsh Flannel Mills, in presenting Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bromley with the marble clock and cruet, as a mark of their respect and esteem. The inscription on the time- piece he read as follows:—"Presented to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bromley, by the employes of the Welsh Flannel Mills Company, on the occasion of their marriage, October, :894." The cruet also bore a neat inscription. The articles were obtained from Messrs. Skarratt and Co., Worcester. Mat, r Tom Waterhouse handed Mrs. Richard Bromley a lovely bouquet of roses, and in doing so, said. We have alfo great pifasure in presetting you with tMs bouquet, and wish you much happiness. Mr. Richard Bromley, who was received with IrJud applause, paiti ic appeared to him a difficult matter to thank them sufficiently for the presentation to himself and his wife. The good feeling that had been demonstrated and the kindness towards him was 8Ueh that he could not find words to express his appreciation, but the effect lay deep in his heart. He felt proud that they considered him worthy of their good wishes, and he was doubly proud that it was in a grea measure due to the good feeling existing towards his lather (hear, hear). A more useful present than a clock he considered could not to fi ado. As they looked at the clock and taw how rapidly the baud of time struck off the hnuisr S) also would it tbrow back their memories to the time and place where they were then assembled and the great kindness of th: ir friends (hear, hoar), Mr, U. Bromley made a felicitous speech, also Mr. Edmund Rees, Mr. Daniel Pierce, and Mr. Jas. Kerfoot Evans. The band having played a selection of music, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded* Mr. T. W. Waterhouse for presiding, on the proposition of Mr R. Bromley, sjcond^d by Mr. D. Pierce, and the proc edings c'os d. The I)res--Ills have during the week bet n on vi iw at Gwe'dfr A'tl House, Green field-street.
-+-- BODHiLWYDDAN. A marriage will take place shortly, at St. Mark's Cburub, No th Audlev-street, between William Edward Southwdl S"theby, elder son of Admiral Sir Edwad S thelJY, K C B., and Margaret, eldest daughter of th" late Wiliiam WM aens, of Parciau, ATigl-tey, bnt Mrs. Williams, and graad-daiighter of Sir John Wi'litm", of Bodelwyddau, first baronet.
THE CHURCH AND PARISH COUNCILS. Speaking at the Church Congress at Exeter, on Wednesday woek, Mr. P. P. Pennant said that it was hard to conceive a more difficult question to answer in fifteen minutes than that propounded in the subject to be dealt with that afternoon. And, first, what were wo to u*der- stand by "'the Church" in this particular context ? Surely it must mean the clergyman of the parish, and those of the laity who inter- ested themselves actively in Church work, and if he should seem to speak principally of the clergy, he wished to say that his observations were intended for the laity also so far as they were active Churchmen: Before attempting to frame an actual answer to the question, it would be well to consider the great object for which the Church's organisation existed in every parish. In every parish one of the clergy was appointed as an ambassador for Christ, not merely to those who went to Church, but to every individual in the parish, to tend and teach and to guide in all matters spiritual so far as he had opportunity. This was the high position which he held, and out of which flowed all his great and important duties (hear. hear). Now, in dealing with the question before them that afternoon, they would most likely arrive at a correct solution if they considered how far any line of conduct that might be suggested tended to aid or hinder the discharge of these high and important duties just mentioned. It must be remembered that it was the mission of the clergyman to teach and to preach, but to do that he must first get the ear of his parishioners, and to get their ear he must take interest in that in which they took interest—"he must weep with those who weep, and rejoiee with those that do rejoice "—he must sympathise with their desires and aspirations, when innocent, even though hot altogether practicable. To apply these observations to a concrete case, let them con- sider the action of the Church towards the Parish Councils Act. This was a very good Act in intention, but marred very much by bad workmanship, and here and there by clauses which were the offspring of a niggardly, narrow- minded spirit towards the Church. On account of thesj faults some were inclined to leave it alone and have nothing to do with it. No more wrong or fatal policy could be adopted. In bygone days the State had to come to the Church to borrow the ecclesiastical parish as the unit for civil purposes. Moreover, the State had to make use of the vestry, an ecclesiastical institution, for the local government of the parish. Then, again, in the education of the people the Church had led the way and the State had followed a long way behind. In point of fact it was historically true that in a large degree to the Church had been due not merely the promotion of Christianity, but also the pro- motion of civilisation, and the organisation of the country for government. Ought thou the Church in this new step in local government to forget the past, and stand aside from the work ? Moat assuredly not. The Church should never turn her back on her grand old work of aiding, promoting, and elevating the civil life of the parish. Ho would not say that the clergyman ought to aim at being appointed on the council. On the contrary ho thought he would be better off the council unless appointed by the unani- mous desire of the parish. There would be disappointments at first, parochial disputes would arise, and much heat would be evolved. To moderate and cool this down the impartiality of a position outside the council would be most advantageous. Ho had dwelt on the action of the Church towards this Act, because he thought it would illustrate the manner of spirit in which the Church should meet the many social questions which from day to day were arising in country districts. Thus far he had spoken of social matters only he now had to approach politics. Two years ago he would have said "Let the Church as a Church ko p clear of politics as much as possible." All political parties had Churchmen among their members, and a clergyman who was a strong party politician would soon find his hand weakened in discharging his duty as the minister and steward of the mysteries of God. Moreover, the Christian work would be much hindered by being mixed up with the falseness, the bitterness, the incon- sistencies, and the over-reachings of party politics. But what advice must be given now ? Formerly every third year or so an academic debate would take place on disestablishment, started by some irresponsible member, but now we had seen introduced a Government bill for mutilating the uaity of the Church and con- fiscating her revenue in several dioceses-a preliminary step to its extension throughout the country. In plain language those revenues, which had been given more than 1000 years ago for the promotion and maintenance of Christianity, and which had been used for these holy purposes ever since, were to be taken away and spent on almost any object, provided it was not of a religious character. It was the duty of the Church to repel this attack with all its might, and save the country from committing so grave a national crime, and let it be done with such unanimity and energy that no party in the State might venture again to repeat the assault.
+— van 6T jjt, Aciana's sons, when a- little boy, usM to get divinity teaching from Dean Burgon, then simply Mr. Burgon, The good clergyman one Sunday went through the story of John the Baptist to the child. He narrated with great dexterity and at length the details of the prophet's dress, and his habits in eating and drinking. Having tried to depict a-living portrait of the strange-clad ascetic, he said cheerfully, And now, if you meet John the Baptist in tile High,' would you know him?" The child thought and answered, "No I shouldn't know him; I should Cut him." A WOMAN'S thoughts run before her tTctions, not before her words.-Shakspere, IT is easy to acknowledge small favours. They are not worth our ingratitude.—J. Petit Scnn. WISDOM IN LAUGHING—No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irre- claimably bad. How much lies in laughter: the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man! Some men wear an everlasting barren simper; in the smile of others lies a cold glitter as of ice the fewest are able to laugh, what can be called laughing, but only sniff and titter and snigger from the throat out- wadrs.— Carlyle. HAVE you any means of support ?" asked the judge, any trade or business ?" Yes, your Honour I follow carpenter's work," said the tramp. "You follow it, perhaps, but do you ever catch up to it ?" returned his Honour. IN London lately, in an action for breach of pro- mise of marriage, the defendant pleaded that, He was insane when the promise was made." This could not be considered a justifiable plea, for whenever a man proposes he is generally supposed to be madly ill love." & a v°fy droll story of a doctor who went to settle in a village out west, and the first night of his arrival was sent for to attend a sick child. He looked at the little sufferer very attentively, and then delivered this ocular opinion: "This hyar babe's got the small-pox; and I am t posted up on pustules. We must approach this case by circular treatment. You give the little cuss this draught. That'll send him into fits. Then send for me. I'm a stunner on fits." AN honest Hibernian, trundling a handcart con- taining all his movables, was accosted by a friend with: "Well, Patrick, you are moving again, I see." "Faith, I am," replied be. "The times are so hard, it's a dale cheaper hiring handcarts than paying rints." A SOLICITOR, who was remarkable for the length and sharpness of his nose, once told a lady that if she did not immediately settle a matter in dispute he would file a bill against her. Indeed, sir," said the lady, there is no necessity for you to file your bill, for I am sure it is sliard enoiurh alreadv."
-+- To ENSURP. A PLEASING AprKABAvci?.—Sulpholino Lotion clears off :-5puts. Blemishes, Redness, Itougliliesz,, Tau, Uu- sli^-hty Skin Pisfi.ureiuentu, ulavinsr all irritation, Shilling Polt:es of .uhQliIJ.c perfectU bannjvee,
RURAL DISTRICT COUNCILS. THE FIRST ELECTIONS. I Tho general interest which is taken through- out the country in the Parish Councils Act, will shortly be concentrated in the elections which will take place under that Act, and for the information of our readers we give a summary of the proceedings in connection with the election of Rural District Councils. In a future article we will deal with the question of the election of Parish Councils. District Councils are divided into two classes, urban and rural. Urban District Councils will absorb Loeal Boards, but nothing will affect the title of the Corporation of a borough where the District Council will simply be the Board of Guardians. Rural District Councils will absorb the Rural Sanitary Authorities, and, what is practically the same, the Guardians for the same area. The rules now issued apply only to Rural District Council elections. THE RETURNING OFFICER is to bo the Clerk to the Guardians. In case of need the Guardians may appoint a substitute, but the Returning Officer for District and Parish Council elections must be the same, A deputy may be appointed, but the same condition applies. The Returning Officer must have an office in the parish, as for the Parish Council election. THE DAY OF ELECTION is to be Monday, December 17th. The County Council may for special reasons appoint any other day between Saturday, 15th, and Wednes- day, 19th, but it must be the same as the date poll of for Parish Councillors. NOTICE OF ELECTION is to be issued by the Roturning Officer by December 1st, in prescribed form, and affixed to all churches and chapels in the parish and in some conspicuous place &r places, NOMINATIONS are to be made in writing, on forms to be pro- vided by the Returning Officer, and to bo obtained free of charge from him or from the overseers. There is to be a separate paper for each candidate, setting forth the area for which he is nominated, his surname and other names, place of abode, description, and qualification. It is to be signed by two electors, as proposer and seconder, and no more. One elector may not sign more papers than there are vancancies, he can only sign for a parish or area in which he has a qualification, and can only sign for one parish or area in the same Rural District. If he signs more the first received will bo deomed valid. THE DATE OF NOMINATION is December 5th, not later than two p.m. The Returning Officer will note on each paper tho hour of receipt; he will number the papers in order of receipt, and the first valid paper received on behalf of any candidate will be his nomination The Returning Officer is to decide as soon M possible whether the nominations are valid, and his decision cannot be questioned. If he rejects a paper he will make a note on it of the reason, and will notify oach candidate by post or other- wise that he has been properly nominated or that his nomination is invalid. THE LIST OF NOMINATIONS is to bo published not later than Decembor 7th, in the Board-room of the Guardians, on the external gate of the workhouse and on the outside of the building in which the Guardians meet, if it is not the workhouse. The list will contain a notice of the decision wibh regard to invalid nominations. WITHDRAWALS. may bo made by a signed notice delivered at the office of the Returning Officer before four p.m. on December 7th. AN UNOPPOSED RETURN is to be notified by public notice in the parish and by a letter from the Returning Officer to each candidate. THE HOURS OF POLL are to be fixed by the County Council, but the poll must be open between six p m. and eight p m., and the hours must be the same as for Parish Council elactions. POLLING DISTRICTS for County Councillors or Parish Councillors, or wards for Parish Councillors, may be adopted, or the Returning Officer may make polling districts provided that a separate list of parochial electors is available, and the polling districts for elections of District and Parish Councillors must be the same. An elector can only vote in one polling district. POLLING PLACES are to be determined by the Returning Officer, but licensed premises may not be used. They must be the same as for the Parish Council elections, and subject to the direction of the County Council, a polling place shall be pro- vided for every 500 electors or fraction thereof. THE NOTICE OF POLL must be five clear days boforehand, and must specify full particulars. It may be embodied in the same notice as for the Parish Council election. A PRESIDING OFFICER is to be appointed for each polling district, unless the Returning Officer acts, but ho must be the same as for Parish Council elections and be chosen if possible in the parish to diminish expense. Screens and ballot papers are to bo provided by the Returning Officer. POLLING AGENTS. If there are only two candidates each may appoint a polling agent, if there aro more, any number not less than one third of them, may appoint one agent for each polling station, paid or unpaid. No others can be appointed. THE QUESTIONS which, on the demand for a ballot paper, may be asked by the Returning Officer, and shall be on the request of an elector or polling agent, are- 1. Arc you the person entered in the parochial register for this parish (or ward), as follows (the whole entry from the register to be road). 2. Have you already voted at the present election of Rural District Councillors in this or any other parish or ward in the Rural District of ? COUNTING THE VOTES is to be managed by the Returning Officer or some Presiding Officer appointed as his deputy, who must be the same for the District and Parish Council elections. The votes are to be counted in the parish or some place close thereto as soon as practicable after the poll. Each candidate is entitled to an agent at the counting. A CASTING VOTE if needful is to be given by the 'Returning Officer or Deputy who is not otherwise to vote. (This disqualification does not appear to apply to other presiding officers). THE RESULT OF THE POLL is at once to be affixed to the outside of the buildirg in which the votes have been counted. The Returning Officor is to notify the result for all the parishes in the district to the Clerk to the Rural District Council, to the Clerk to the Guardians of the Union, to the Returning Officer for any overlapping Union, and to the elected candidates, and to supply a sufficient number of copies to the overseers of every parish to enable them to publish the informa- tion in the prescribed manner upon the churches and chapels, and some conspicuous place or places in the parish. VARIOUS PROVISIONS aro made for the application of tho Ballot Act, tho Municipal Corporations Act, 1&132, and the Corrupt Practices Act, 1384, The tallvt papers are to bo of a different colour from those for a 1 Parish Council election on the same day, and no vote is to be rendered invalid by being placed I in tho wrong ballot box. An election petition must be presented within six weeks, and must j be heard within tho Poor Law Union, i^lcction moetings may be held on licensed premises outside London or an Urban Sanitary District. THE DISTRICT COUNCILLORS will come into effice on December 28th. THE EXPENSES of the Returning Officer respecting a poll in a parish shall be charged by the Rural District Council against the parish, his other expenses over the election shall be defrayed by the Rural District Council. If Parish and District Coun- cil polls are hold at tho same time half tlio expense shall be charged to each.
4p FUNNY SAYINGS BY CIIILT)RFN.-During the recent war in Chili, all the English residents of one of the ports, while it was being bombarded, had to take refuge in a large underground storehouse; and when the firing was at its height-fighting going on in the street above, and the shells continually whirring through the air--a small boy of five, in an abject state of fear, lifted up his head from his mother's shoulder, and said, I'll never sing Onward, Christ ian Soldiers' any more"—that being a favourite hymn of his. Here is an amusing incident in connection with the samo bombardment. Some children who bad been through it, after their arrival in England, attended a service, when the bishop was preaching to a lot of and he touched on the subject of war. He said he did not suppose any of those present, hud seen anything of war, when one little girl jumped up and said, Yes, I have; I have been hOni barch,d." There was great excitement, and she had to be promptly pulled down. A lady, conspicuous for her colossal and unwieldy proportions, was ushered into the room where another lady and her little daughter, aged five, were sitting at luncheon. By way of apologising for her intrusion, the guest said. Oh, I fear I am a dist urbing element." The little girl, anxious to do the very polife and put the visitor at her ease, turned and said: I am SliïJ, mother, Miss Jones is not a disturbing elephant." A little five-year-old interviewed his mother the other day upon the subject of angels having wings, and on being told that there was reason to believe that th y were so equipped, exclaimed: "Oh, mam ma! li(,.v funny they must look when asleep rousting li'e turkeys." One day when about to undergo corpor tl punishment for one of his misdemeanours lie plead, d in arrest of judgment that he had heard papa s^y that he was against all violence, and the proper way to settle all disputes was by ar-ar-hitation! BEING SHAVED.—There are men who never shave themselves, preferring to employ the toil of a hired labourer; such escape some of the ills of the self- shaver, only to fall, it is averred, into equally horrible dangers from others. Barbers rarely go mad sud- denly still, as they are only men, they might do so, and woe betide the wight on whom they were operat- ing when they were first seized with homicidal mania. There can be nothing more helpless than a man under a barber's hands, unless it be one who is suffering un- speakable agony in the chair of a dentist. Toothache is fortunat ely an occasional inlliction; the necessity of being shaved is periodical. It may be thought that in the end a man really loses by being shaved by others; apart from the cost and 365 threepences make up a respectable total-a barber inflicts more pain than is absolutely necessary; h3 is not acquainted with the tenderer portions of his cus- tomers' faces, but goes over tho old surface with a quiet disregard for their feelings and a lofty in- difference to the existence of temporary hillocks on their skins. If the customer is in no hurry the barber is all anxiety to finish if time is short he wastes it by dilatory movements, by sterile recom- mendations of patent hair tonics, or by carefully going over his work twice, refighting past battles while his client is fuming in the chair. It is useless to try to hurry a barber an extra cut of large and imposing dimensions is sure to be the result of such uncalled for interference by the public with the mysteries of a great art. Sometimes the water is too hot. or the razor too excruciatingly dull; but the barber cares not..His own face is unhurt, and the pains of others are easy to bear.— Globe. THE LAUREATE'S KESIDENCE AT IIASLEJIERB.—The Laureate's residence at Haslemere is some three miles from tba railway-station, and the road to it leads through a beautiful bit of country. Suddenly a large wayside board is observed, ineribed private," and you come to a roadway in the side of the down, leading evidently to a private residence. Traversing this f about half a mile yeu emerge upon the open plateau, and down in the hollow you see a black mass of fir-trees, and amid them the point of a chimney. This isAldworth. The gateway stands wide open, and you walk by a broad pathway to the porch of the modest and by no means ostentatious abode. It is an English villa of ample proportions and pleasing ele- vation, such as any country gentleman might build for himself, yet in no way remarkable for size or em- bellishment. In front of it extends a large and well- kept lawn surrounded by beds richly adorned with flowers of all sorts, for the soil has been thoroughly conquered here, and Lord Tennyson's home lies em- bowered in trees and shrubs of all kinds, and par- terres bright with all sorts of blossonis.-Sir Edwin Arnold, in the Farmer. LElGlI HUNT.—The goodly cup of tea with which I was regaled at Leigh Hunt's London house soon disappeared. But Hunt showed a Jolinstonian thirst. He indulged in what Halite called libations of tea." Every half-hour or so hit rvant-maid entered with a fresh cup, which she evalhanged for his empty one; and this continued from out six o'clock until after ten, when I left. The cup that innocently cheers was scarcely ever absent from his hand. And in this way he sat and conversed, or, rather, rambled on, in a rich and sparkling monologue, to which it was a rare treat for me to listen. Backward Glances," by Dr. James Tledderwick. ON TrilE.-Tlie parents of a young soldier who was a private in a Prussian cavalry regiment during the Franco-Prussian War became terribly anxious about him. Several battles had been fought, and they bad received no news of their boy. After some hesitation, the father went to see General von Moltke, who was understood to receive visitors at a certain hour in the early morning. Strange to say, the father was ad- mitted to see the great field-marshal. What is your business ?" said Moltke. Use as few words as possible?' The visitor explained that he wished to know the fate of his son, a private in a certain regiment. Moltke smiled, but not unkindly, and drew from his pocket a square of cardboard covered with dots, lines, and crosses of various colours. This line," he said, indicates the line of march of your son's regiment. These dots mark the distances of each forced march. To-morrow morning at seven o'clock the regiment must be at this point here. Tako note of the situation." lIe said no more, and the interview ended. Long before the hour named the father was at the point in- dicated on the map. Just before seven o'clock the trumpets of the advance guard were heard in the dis- tance, and precisely at the hour the father saw his son. WARNED IN V AIN,-The sailing ship Persian Em- pire left Adelaide for London in 1868. One of the crew, Cleary by name, dreamed before starting that on Christmas morning, as the Persian Empire was passing Cape Horn in a heavy gale, he was ordered with the rest of his watch to secure a boat hanging in davits over the side. He and another got into the boat, when a fearful sea broke over the ship, washing them both out of the boat into the sea, where they were both drowned. The dream made such an impression upon him that he was most reluctant to join the ship, but he overcame his scruples and sailed. On Christmas Eve, when they were nearing Cape Horn, Cleary had a repeti- tion of his dream exact in all particulars. He uttered a terrible cry, and kept muttering, I know it will come true." On Christmas Day, exactly as he had foreseen, Cleary and the rest of the watch were ordered to secure a boat hanging in the davits. Clearly 11 itly refused. He said he refused because he blew ho would be drowned, that all the cir- cumstancs of his dream had come true up to that moment, and if he went into that boat he would die. He was taken below to the captain, and his refusal to discharge duty was entered in the log. Then the chief officer, Douglas, took the pen to sign his name. Cleary suddenly looked at him and exclaimed, "I will go to my duty, for now I know the other man in my dream." He told Douglas, as they wen.t on deck, of his dream. They got into the boat, and when they were all making tight a heavy sea struck the vessel with such force that the crew would have been washed overboard had they not clung to the mast. The boat was turned over, and Douglas and Cleary wero Hung into tho sea. They swam for a little time and then went down. It was just three months after he had dreamed of it before leaving Adelaide,— lkoj. Uhoi-t Stories" by W,i'\ &(&ci
Football. NORTH WALES COAST LEIQUE, I RESULTS TJ V TO nATE. -G r Matches Uoals < P W L D li A Pt,3 Flint 2 2.. 0.. 0.22 0.. 4 Llandudno 2,. 2.. 0.. 0.. 10 2.. 4 Bangor. 2 1 0 1 o 3 3 j Rbyl 2,. 0.. 1.. 1.. i 7.. 1 Bagillt' o 0.. 0.. 0.. 0 0.. 0 Ruthin, 1 0 1 0 11 0 [Holywell., 3.. 0.. 3.. 0 1 19.. 0 Fixturo for Saturday next:—Flint v. Llandudno, 1 Mr. J. Ll. William, Holywell. HOLIFWKLL play Chester College at Chester nexls Saturday. The Holywell team will be strengthened by several new players. FaNT V. WAERINGTON ST. ELPIIINS. Played at Flint, in the firnt qualifying rouad of the English Cup Competition, last Saturday. The game was played under protest.—Fliut won by 13 goals, to 1. RHYL RESERVES V. LLANDUDNO Swirra. This matoh was played at the Summer Gardens, Rhyl, on Saturday in graud weather, and before a good number of spectators. The home team pressed heavily, and scored four goals, to nil in the first half. On changing ends the game became more even, finally ending in favour of Rhyl by five goals, to one. HOLYWELL SCAELKT RUNNERS V. FLINT SWIFTS.— The tie in the firtt round of the N.W.C Association Junior Cup Competition w 11 be played on the Holywell Football ground, kick-ofi, 3 p.m.—The following team will represent the Ituuners:-Goti, H T Hughes; backs, Goodman Ellis, and A N Other half-backs, J E Matthews, G Matthews and J Hughes forwards, W J William?, J Gallagher, Giliman, E Jones, and REG Williams. Referee, Mr. G. Powell, Buckley. LLANDUDNO V. RHYL (League). -These teams met at Llandudno, latit Saturday, before a number of spectators. The home team pressed, and Bob Hughes soored from a grand pass by Arnold Jones. Play was then very even till half-time, when the score stood Llandudno, 1 goal; Rhyl, nil. At the re-start Rhyl equalised, but Owen with a low shot put Llandudno ahead again. Fine pasting between Jones, Owen, and Bevan resulted in two more goals for the homesters.—Final rehult:-Liandudoz) foar goals; Rhy 1, 1 goal. MOLD ALUN 'rARS V. CREWE COPPENIIALL.-This match was plHyeJ on the Mold Peutro ground, on Saturday laat, in splendid weather aud before a fair gate. The visitors winning the toss defended tho town goal, with the wind in their favour. J. R. Jones started the ball for Meld. The Crewe forwards took possession and forced a futile corner. Continuing to press they forced two other corners, but conld not convert. Mold now had a turn, but could not soore. The interval arrived with a blank sheet.—From the re-start the homestors bad the best of the game, the ball being constantly in the visitors' goal, but were awarded nothing but useless corrier-kickti. The Crew forwards broke away, and with neat combination eluded the backs, and beat the custodian. The Stars attempted to equalise, but the oall of time found them behind.—Final result Crewe Coppenhall, 1 goal; Alun Stars, nil. HOLYW.FI.LL v. BANGOB.—This league match was played at Holywell on Saturday last, and before numerous onlookers. Bangor won the toss, and played down hill with a slight wind favouring them. Bangor pressed for a time, the homeaterii spurting off repeatedly only to be sent back. The visitors, after a little good work on the part of Buckland, made a rush, and Stirling, their centre, bocured the first goal with a weak shot. The game then became rough, and fouls were numerous. Shortly before halt-time the visitors had added another goal.- Half-time: Bangor, two goals; liolywell, nil.-Oil the resumption oi the game, it was been that both players and referee had lost their control, and tne game became extromely rough, and had not the least appearance of a football match. A mere wretohed game could not havo been wituissed, a; d if the N.W.C League retereeo wish to maintain the reputation, they mutt be more strict.—Final result: Bangor, 2 goals Holywell, nil. MOLD RED STABa V. CABRGYVKLB WANDBBEBS.— The Mold Red Stars played their third match in the Welsh League Competition, at Mold, last Saturday afternoon, in favourable weather, their opponents being the Caergwrlo Wanderers. A late start was effected, and though in midfield there was little to choose between the rival teams, it was speedily observed that tL-o Wanderers when near the goal of their antoganiirts were really dangerous, winereis the homesters were extremely weak in that respect. Within ten minutes of the kick-oil the Wanderers had two goals to their credit, but dispite this tbe homesters were not one wtit discouraged, and during the remainder of the first moiety they had quite as much of the play as the Wanderers. The Stars however missed two easy challcl s of scoring, whilct their opponents added a third goal.—Half- time result: -Onergwrle Wanderers, 3 goals Mold Red Stars, nil.—Upon there-start Caergwrle ru-jhed away, and evading the home backs had the goal at their meroy, but the final effort went wide of the mark. The Stars then took up the running, and H. North twice experienced bard lines in not scoring. A corner fell to the lot of the invaders, but Jones relieved, and the Caergwrlo forwards obtaining possession forced their way the length of the tLd and scored tho fourth goal. Moid were pressing severely, and kept the Wanlerers withiu their own territory. A number of easy chances were totally thrown away by the Mold forwards. During one of their spasmodic attacks, however, tho Wanderers were again fortunate and scored their fifth goal by the ball raboundiug from one of the homo backs.— Final result; Caergwrle Wanderers, 5 goals Mold Red Star, nil. —